Designers demystify the process of paint selection to help set the right mood in your space
If you want to be bold, do it with a color pop! Color adds spirit to a room and makes a fun statement. Keep in mind that balancing a bold color against quieter colors is key, since too much color can add confusion.
—Cathy Purple Cherry, AIA, Purple Cherry Architects
To create a calm atmosphere, we select lighter colors or neutrals; to establish a cocoon-like space, we go darker. Meanwhile, bold colors can add excitement and whimsy to a space. We love to make a statement by adding a splash of bold paint inside a cabinet, behind a built-in, on the ceiling or even on a piece of furniture.
—Andrea Maaseide, Allied ASID,
Studio 320 Interior Design
You can really tell the personalities of our clients by the colors we choose for their homes. We love brighter colors for families who are particularly outgoing, and balance these hues with crisp, white trim to keep the overall look sophisticated.
—Jamie Merida, Jamie Merida Interiors
Depending on the objectives of the project, we typically choose warm or cool, neutral paint colors. If the project has ornate or interesting trimwork, we’ll highlight it in a different shade and sheen. We use bold colors sparingly. It’s easy to go overboard, so please consult a professional!
—Sarita Simpson + Jason Claire, Interior Matter
Laura Fox, Laura Fox Interior Design, LLC
Bonnie Ammon, Bonnie Ammon Interiors
Laura Hildebrandt, Interiors by LH, LLC
Barbara Hawthorn, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors
DuVäl Reynolds, DuVäl Design, LLC
Melanie Whittington, Whittington Design Studio