Looking to make a statement in your home or office but can't figure out how to do it in the right way? The easiest way can be painting your room in a bold color you wouldn't normally choose. Jennifer Price and David Coco, two of our interior designers, talked with us about why a bold color choice can be the right one...
Jennifer: "Selecting a statement color for a room can give it depth and make the room feel even bigger than it is. While most houses are trending toward neutral palettes on the walls, I think it is a great idea to go in the opposite direction for certain spaces... select a color that gives a room richness while placing neutral furniture in it. The wall color will make the furniture and art pop.
Two colors I think look fabulous up on a wall are Sherwin Williams 6172 'Hardware' and Benjamin Moore 1560 'Antique Pewter'. These two colors would make a study or boy's room feel amazing. And a key to the color's success would be painting everything - walls, trim, baseboards... everything. The look is something that won't be forgotten or unappreciated."
David: "I think a bold color can make a space feel more uplifting and stimulating. And I like to use such colors in lavatories, powder rooms, and transition spaces because you don't spend a large amount of time in those areas of the house so a bold color doesn't overwhelm you. Using such colors in rooms like these where there is less furniture and more natural light makes those kind of colors shine.
I've used Benjamin Moore 2166-40 'Soft Pumpkin' in laundry rooms because it's a happy color in an under-appreciated space. I also use Benjamin Moore 2146-40 'Pale Avocado' as it actually comes off as an active neutral... it doesn't compete with the art and items in the room, but still makes a room stand out."