When Home Decorating
Colors Go Wrong

When you look at your existing home decorating colors, do you like what you see? If you don't, you need to learn a few tips for correcting room color scheme mistakes...

There are a lot of mistakes you can make with your decorating and paint colors, but fortunately, most of them can be easily fixed. Let me show you how:

Correcting Home Decorating
Color Mistakes

    light and dark home decorating colors

  • If your room looks imbalanced and lopsided color-wise, all you have to do is re-arrange your furniture and accents, so that the color temperatures and weights are distributed evenly around the room. See "The Weight and Temperature of Interior House Paint Colors" to learn how to do that.

  • If your overall room colors seem too hot or too cold, balance out the temperature by adding cool or warm colored accents, respectively.

  • When a room is too dark and gloomy, you have 2 options: either change the wall color (warm mid-tones can really brighten up a space), or compensate for the deep wall paint color with light furniture, carpeting and accent pieces.

  • If your home decorating color scheme appears too jumpy, the reason may be too much contrast in the colors. To correct this mistake, you can find a less contrasting wall paint color, or use fewer high contrasting accents in the decor (replace them with calmer ones).

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  • The remedy for a bland room color scheme is to add more contrast or pops of new color with accessories. You can also create an accent wall or add textures to the room (faux painting finishes on the walls, or textured fabrics, fur, wood, glass or stone items).

  • Does your brand new carpet or couch look kind of dirty to you? The culprit may be your wall paint color - which looks too clean in comparison. This problem can be fixed by re-painting your walls with a muddier shade of the same color.

  • If your room colors are all over the place and your decor resembles an Eastern bazaar, something has to go. Look for a common denominator in your color scheme, and get rid of any items that don't relate to anything. Pull one of the colors from your remaining decor, and use it on the walls to unify the space.

Paint Color Cheat Sheets
Paint Color Cheat Sheets

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