What color is cooler than beige?

September 8, 2008 by  
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Did You Know Surrounding Yourself with Color Makes You Happier?

In this day and age, we have to get excited about something—don’t we? Let’s get excited about color and not sit around wishing change would happen, but make it happen! I am going to invite you to share in my experience of changing your surroundings with color and making you and/or your family happy about doing so in the next few blogs.

Keep posted! This is one of many …

Pebbletex Yellow  Coral Red  

     ”around the world in global colors”

Everyone is turning to remodeling as opposed to selling and upgrading. The first thing you should do is add “color” to your existing lifestyle — and change it as often as you like.

Even if it’s only paint on a wall!

Make it easy. Start with “one room” — and my 3 questions:
#1) Can you start with one room? Yes.
#2) Do you spend a lot of time in this room? Yes.
#3) Are you ready to start with this room? Yes.

If the answer to these 3 questions are all YES!
Then – Beige be Gone! Get up and paint a wall! See the new colors here!

      

                      … which colors do you see that work with you?

I can’t go and spend money frivolously on items that are meaningless anymore; such as impulse buys that will eventually end up on a back cupboard shelf, the back of a closet, or under the children’s beds. I have to be smart about how I spend my hard earned dollars now.

So Do it with Color!

I’m only talking about remodeling to the extent of painting one wall and an old piece of wood furniture, or at the very least, moving an apartment sofa, studio sofa or living room set to a different Safe Space in the room. You’ll find that in doing so; it will make all the difference in the world!

  

This does not have to come with a great deal of thought. It just means moving your precious belongings around to new Safe Spaces. Try it when you’re bored. Add a couple pieces if you can afford it and above all, get rid of the clutter and add color.

Repaint JUST One Wall.

  

hot colors for one wall

Hang a mirror or two while you’re at it, particularly on a dark wall if you are in a small space. Everyone can see the room from most angles this way. How happy you will be while you sit back and watch them enjoy the fruits of your labor from all angles.

Remember Though – -Beige be Gone!

   

                Mix and Match

Do you want to wake up to a sleepy studio apartment? Do you have a small sofa or apartment sofa that is in great need of replacing? Check out the color patterns that I have outlined here and look at our apartment sofa pages. I think it will make all the difference in the world to you. These are affordable ways to make your small space or any living room come to life again with minimal expense.

Want to Know Which Colors Make You Happy?

    

I have given you a sample of color choices for just about all personalities as best I could on this blog page. I will continue, as the change of the seasons, to show you more. If you see color samples on the Fabrics Page that enlightened you, then send me a comment and I will add it!

My advice: Expand your horizons if you are in a world without color. Don’t sit around looking at old sofas and beige walls. Now is the time to get up off that old couch and answer the 3 questions I asked above. If nothing else, it will change a little part of your life and make you happier for doing so.

Let me know what you think and above all — ask questions! So many people want to hear your story!

Comments

2 Responses to “What color is cooler than beige?”
  1. Samantha says:

    All the while, I have read that the color of my walls in my tiny apartment needed to be beige or white to make it open up. You have shown me new cools here. I especially like the fact that you introduced one wall to be a dark wall. I had already done that in my apartment and it worked! Thanks for the confidence!

  2. Jamie says:

    I painted one of my walls dark too. The rest of the walls and hall are light. I love it!

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