Choosing paint color is a lot of fun, however, the hardest part is often knowing where to begin in your decision-making process.  Although decorative paint is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add interest to your interior decor, it can strike fear into homeowners.  So, whether you’re looking to add a bit of pizzazz to a bathroom, make your bedroom serene yet a showstopper, or just need to neutralize what was once a child’s room decked out in primary colors, have no fear!   Here are some tried and true tips from the experts in the design and paint industries, so you will be delighted in your selection – on the first go.

Finding the Right Inspiration

We’ve all been there – we want to paint our bedroom or living space a color and don’t know where to begin.  With paints available in sample sizes to try at home, it’s easy to end up with several different swatches on our walls.  Simplify this process.  First off, never choose paint first.  The color of your walls should be in harmony with what is already in place, and most of us have upholstered furniture, bed linens, an area rug, or even artwork that we carry with us when we move.  Find your inspiration there – pick a color you love from the largest piece that anchors your room.  It’s often that color drew your eye in the first place.  Your room will feel coordinated and pulled together.

 Selecting Neutrals

At Grove Manor, we offer can’t miss neutrals for your home, giving you a gorgeous neutral palette in your new home.  However, after you move in, you may decide to personalize spaces such as your bedrooms.  Blending neutrals is a trend in the design world, and creates of a soft, sophisticated mood – perfect for a room where relaxation is key.  One trick?  Blend warm and cool neutrals such as cool gray and creamy ivory, warm beige and the softest blue or blush.  Design trends for 2020 include these colors – Classic Blue is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020, and both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams feature blush hues this year.  The key is the soft contrast between the colors you choose.

Approaching from the Top Down

Designers view this approach to color as an easy rule to follow.  Mimic the outdoors, inside – lightest color on your ceilings, mid-tones above the floor, darkest hues on your floor.  This color scheme has universal appeal and works well with the advice above in selecting color.

Adding a Touch of Black

Every room benefits from this bold and timeless color.  Use sparingly as an accent and you will be amazed by its impact.  It’s been said that one black accent piece in a room can make all the difference, so consider a lampshade, a collection of photo frames, a sculpture or art object, or a small accent piece such as a chair, table or chest painted black to make your design statement.

Giving Life to Small Spaces

Most of us abide by the idea that small spaces – such as a powder room or laundry room – should remain white or neutral to lend openness to the space and feel less claustrophobic.  Let’s face it, some spaces are small and don’t feel larger painted white. They just feel boring!  Going bold can make these sterile rooms come alive.  Consider colors like bright orange, kelly green or even pink that you would not showcase in your main living area.  Whether you paint the walls or your vanity cabinet, a bit of whimsy goes a long way with accessories as well. These small rooms are also great for bold patterns, particularly black and white – a classic that is never out of style – with bright accents such as cherry red, a sunny yellow or lime green.

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Grove Manor, Broadstreet Homes’ newest active adult community, is conveniently located just two miles to charming downtown Waxhaw, in Union County, NC. Grove Manor offers low maintenance designs and homeowners will enjoy an amenity-rich community center, tree-lined streets with sidewalks, and yard maintenance provided by the homeowners’ association. Take advantage of everything this beautiful community has to offer during our grand opening – unparalleled homes & amenities from $279,990!

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