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4 Ways to Warm up a Cool Space

Grey is in right now, and I am digging this trend. While grey is known as a cold color, I cannot disagree more. When I see grey, I think of cozy knit blankets, furry kittens (what?), and fuzzy mittens. Of course, if everything in my home was suddenly white or grey with no accents and cool lighting, I'd have to offer my guests a blanket or robe at the door to make them feel at ease! But, there are so many wonderful ways of warming up a grey space.

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Accent Walls

While I will not mention names, I recently read something in a well-known publication stating that painting a single wall a dark color will create interest without making the room look small. Sure, that is possible, but not necessarily true.  


When selecting an accent wall, several things should be taken into consideration, such as: how dominating is this wall? Are there any major features on the wall (artwork, fireplace, cabinetry, etc.)? How does the light hit this particular wall? How does this wall connect to the adjacent walls? What is the size of the accent wall in comparison to the other walls in the room?


Once the wall has been selected, the color will also need careful consideration. I have found that the average homeowner will select colors at least two shades darker than they should, based on a paint sample. The color of the adjacent walls, the furnishings, and the accessories in the room must also be considered.

Lastly, the feeling that you are going for should be carefully reviewed. Are you hoping for a spa retreat? A cozy warm cabin feeling? Perhaps you are looking for bright and airy.

A color consultation is usually inexpensive and painless. Let a professional guide you through this process. It’s a lot less time-consuming than buying the wrong paint just to find that you need a lighter paint and more back-breaking work… and who knows if that will go right?! Save yourself the time and energy, and talk to a pro! That is what we are here for!