Does moving create a color crisis? It certainly can.
Moving creates one of life’s most stressful events and even with the same furniture, rugs and collectibles, it requires a new palette. Why? Keep reading ~
- “Having the right palette is like creating the perfect environment,” says Christina Harris, an architectural color consultant in Pasadena, CA (http://www.colorific.biz). “The colors should reflect your personality but also enhance the space.” So how do you get from past address to new address? Here, some stress-reducing guidelines to consider before deciding on a new paint palette…even if you don’t change your address.
- Don’t be in a hurry
- Pass on the ‘old’ favorites and focus on the light in your new home
- What is the function of the room? “Color Stories is Christina Harris’s go-to collection. These full-spectrum paints are blended only from the seven colors of the natural-light spectrum (meaning no gray and black), allowing them to reflect a broader range of light. “These colors won’t get muddy even in low-light conditions,” says Harris. “Plus, their subtlety allows them to all work together. (Image: http://www.colorific.biz)
- Look to art as your guide
- Try matching paint chips to the more dominant colors in a painting,” suggests Sharon McIntosh, owner of The McIntosh Company, a real estate boutique in Manhattan (http://www.co-opsNY.com)
The floor is a room’s second largest surface so don’t ignore it.
Seems I have a few clients in the moving mode so I’ve been telling this story for a few month and likely a few more. If you need help getting to a new color palette, call us at Faith Sheridan Interior Design.