Choose Interior Colors with Confidence in Your Michigan Home
Who’s the boss in your home? The first step to choosing interior colors for your walls is to determine the dominant features and the hue families of your furnishings and finishes. If your granite counter tops have a strong pattern or consist of multiple colors, they will be a determining factor in your color selection. A grayish-blue sofa must be considered when selecting wall colors. Are your cabinets wood? The colors in the wood will also give you a starting point for choosing your paint. Lastly, your flooring materials will either be neutral or dominant depending on the material, pattern, and color.
A friend recently asked me why the kitchen cabinets she painted a light gray did not look right. With the recent trend of gray, many homeowners struggle to find the right colors to go with their existing finishes. When I assessed my friend’s existing finishes, I discovered her backsplash had brown hues. I explained to her any updates to the past Tuscan trend of warm tones like browns, muted oranges and reds, and golds requires paint colors like beiges, creams, and off-whites to harmonize. The incoming trend of “greige,” a warmer gray with brownish hues, would tie in her backsplash while still giving her the updated look she wants, IF she chooses the right greige. Remember, the right hue families are key.
No matter the hue family, patterns are considered bosses. Granite, quartz, marble, patterned backsplashes, brick fireplaces, and stone are dominant features, unless they are very neutral in color and pattern. And remember to coordinate hue families (Have I stressed that enough?) Carrera Marble and gray, black, and blue go well with whites, grays, blacks, navy, and more saturated colors. Again, consider your flooring, especially if it’s tile. A beige tile that leans toward the yellow-red hue family and looks pink paired with neutrals containing a beige from another hue family could look off.
So before you choose your interior colors, know who’s the boss.
For more info or a quote call: 248-509-4720 – Cheryl Adams – COLOR confident HOME – Rochester, Michigan 48306