You might not realize that decorating your Boulder, CO, home or office using age-old rules of thumb might actually now be considered modern myths. Think pink is a feminine color? Millennial pink has proven to be an elegant look for everything from bachelor apartments to media rooms. Think neutrals are for the unimaginative? Neutrals have been reinvented in new and exciting ways, using far more creativity than in the past. These and other myths are out-of-date concepts that need to be shelved when considering a new design project.
Jacobsen Brothers Painting has the design tips to help you navigate the changing landscape of today’s interior decorating. Here are some common paint color myths debunked:
Myth #1: The ceiling is best when painted white
In a somewhat surprising design trend, interior decorators have recently discovered that a dark accent ceiling is actually a bold addition to the design of any room. A white kitchen with an accent ceiling has a clean, uncluttered feeling. A living room with a colored ceiling and neutral walls can look intriguing, elegant and inviting. Once considered to make a room feel small and moody, dark ceilings are now a welcome design option for a crisp, contemporary look.
Myth #2: Pastels are dated
While you likely have memories of your grandma’s yellow kitchen, peach bathroom and light blue bedrooms, pastels have come back into vogue, but with a few changes. Now, pastels can be paired with a dark color to bring a fresh feel to a space. Also, today’s pastels are available in deeper saturations and wider ranges than ever before, giving you plenty of choices to find the perfect color.
Myth #3: Neutrals are white and beige
When you think about neutrals, you may naturally think of the variances on white, off-white and beige. You probably even consider the more recent cappuccino, camel, sage, greige, smoky gray and charcoals. You may even include midnight colors. But neutrals have expanded to include powdery blues, sandy pinks, mustard yellows and chocolate browns. These new neutral colors can look amazing with leather sofas, wood furnishings and metallic features.
Myth #4: Monochromatic rooms are sterile
Rather than feeling harsh and sterile, monochromatic rooms help the senses unwind and can encourage creativity. In reality, there are few truly monochromatic palettes any more. Most of these spaces use a variety of soft grays, watery greens and hints of creams to provide depth throughout the room. The end result can be very beautiful.
Myth #5: Dark colors shrink a room
No longer are dark colors considered oppressive when dominating a space. Many researchers have agreed that dark rooms can look just as open and inviting as bright white rooms. And dark colors are no longer considered depressing. Instead, they give an instant coziness and comfort to a room that would be difficult to achieve with brighter colors. In a world of over-stimulation, dark colors on walls and ceiling can make a relaxing space where the brain can slow down and unwind at the end of a busy day.
Why Choose Jacobsen Brothers Painting?
Debunking modern myths and keeping abreast of the rapid changes in interior design, Jacobsen Brothers Painting can help you find the perfect palette to your next painting project. We can bring the expertise to the painting application that can create something beautiful, timeless and comfortable for your home.
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