A makeover is often an exciting endeavor that unleashes all the creativity you didn’t know was there. Whether you’re planning on redoing a bedroom, living room, or maybe your bathroom, one of your key considerations is the color you use to highlight certain areas. Even a slight change in the hues of your walls can mean a significant difference in the look of your room.
While the full-scale makeover might have you painting over the walls, simply replacing little bits of furniture here and there can make a big impact. Adjusting lighting fixtures such as lampshades and coloured lighting can also help create a new look for your room. These are some classy colour shades that can help you achieve the chic transformation you need.
Earth - The great thing about beiges and browns is that they never really slide far down the trending list. Earth tones generally include any shade that occurs spontaneously in nature. In the world of interior design, however, earth tones are usually washed down shades of brown, beige, orange and yellow. Mixing browns and greens also provide a very natural look.
Greens - Green shades are often paired with earth tones, and these go very well together for a restful effect, and typically create a “balance” inspired by nature.
Blues - Constantly on nearly everyone’s “favourite color” list, blues are the ultimate shade for relaxation. Scientific studies have proven that shades of blue help send calming signals to the brain, and are particularly good for redoing a bedroom.
Reds - Red is a well-known color for passion and excitement. The dining and living room are good places to introduce a couple of reds in, especially because majority of socialization takes place in these areas and the shade is known to stimulate social activity. A red makeover introduces class and sophistication to an ordinary room. However, be careful not to overdo the reds,as it can give an “angry” effect. This effect can be mitigated by utilizing neutral tones alongside the red.
Neutrals - Neutral shades don’t always come in simply white or off-white. Darker shades of brown and even gray can help you achieve a clean, minimalist look. If you want your room to look a little cleaner and a step closer to the modern side, neutral shades are effective.
White or off-white - If you’re making over a small room, white is a good colour to go with your redo. This is largely due to the illusion of space and light that it creates. This works well for tiny spaces (such as the bathroom), but if you’re looking to create a stunning living room or dining room, white can look dull if you don’t offset this with another color, such as cream or light neutrals.