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Color Theory for Your Malibu Home

Selecting the right colors for your walls, furniture, and accessories can seem like a daunting task. With thousands of colors and shades to choose from, picking just one can be time consuming. As Malibu General Contractors, our knowledge of color theory can be of great help when it comes to decorating the interiors of your home.

Colors can have a great influence on the mind of a person. They can be catchy or subtle, can make you feel excited or calm, and they can even add a touch of luxury to a room. Choosing colors for your walls and décor is a long project that starts when you build your custom home. Here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure that your rooms look attractive:

Colors and Moods: Simply seeing or being around some colors may affect your mood. It is also believed that prolonged exposure to these colors can improve your health in different ways. Architects and designers often use certain colors in specific rooms because of the effect they have on our minds. For example, red is often used in the dining room because it is said to increase your appetite. Yellow often revitalizes and gives you energy, green is said to promote tranquility, pink is calming, and purple helps you to relax. Blue is often used in offices because it is said to be a productive color.

Neutrals: Using neutral colors such as black, brown, or shades of white can create a sophisticated look. Places like museums and art galleries often use these shades to help relax the minds of visitors without taking their attention away from the exhibits. Using neutrals in your home is a wonderful way to decorate around a statement piece. It’s good to have neutral colored furniture in your home with just little color.

Tints and Hues: There are so many tints and hues of colors to choose from. Decorating a room with a single color becomes very interesting if you choose items of different tints. For example, using various shades of blue in a room makes it look better than using the same color. Choosing just the right shades can be very confusing. But with the help of services provided by Avalon Construction Corp, you can have the right colors used in your home.

Accents and Highlights: Once you’ve chosen the main color that you would like your room to have, you can accent this color to make it stand out. Color pairings are often done using a color wheel, with colors on opposite sides of the wheels making the best pairs. Many people like to have an accent wall in a bright color like orange or violet with the remaining walls painted white or ivory. Experimenting and playing with color is an interesting part of any home designed and built by Malibu General Contractors.




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