Ok, now back to business....do you have chromophobia, in other words, does color scare you? Does the thought of a deep pink, or a sunburnt brown or a fiery orange on your wall freak you out? Do you flip through magazines and come across pictures of colorful rooms that take your breath away, but hesitate to pick up the brush to paint your own walls? Do you pore over paint chips at the home store with every intention of coming home with a gallon of that gorgeous color you envisioned, but then chicken out at the last minute and buy a can of "dove white"???? I know this is starting to sound like a medical questionnaire (do you have diabetes, heart condition, epilepsy etc) , but if you answered yes to any of them, then read this to get over the phobia and bring some color into your lives by way of paint!
I know I must have said this a gazillion times before but, paint is the most inexpensive and non-commiting way to bring color into a room. Why? Because, if you don't like it, you just paint over it. Sometimes I think I was put on this earth to convey just this one message - COLOR YOUR WALLS PEOPLE!!! Using color offers a wonderful opportunity to set a mood. Although what one person considers calming or energizing can certainly differ, there are loose guidelines that can be helpful. Cool colors are calming, warm colors energising and so on. We all know what those are so I won't go into them.
So use your home as your canvas and unleash your creativity! You are qualified to choose your own paint colors according to what you love! Do what makes you feel good, and you will always be satisfied! Using paint in your home is artistic and personal. Concern about the opinions of others is a roadblock to loving your paint choices. Although it does feel good to have your friends and family compliment your decorating, your motivation has to be making your home more the way you want it. Paint colors are not deadly serious--they can be changed if necessary. Nor are they forever--you are entitled to change colors when you are ready for something different.
Painting gives you the power to rehabilitate your walls, to focus attention on the things you love, and to give your room the feeling you desire. Above all, painting allows you to explore what makes you happy and bring your decorating vision to life. You can do it--enjoy!
Take a look at what the owners of this Italian apartment have done......imagine the bright cheery colors all around your house, what a colorful house, what a colorful happy life. Get inspired!