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Choose The Right Paint Colors For Your Living Spac

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* ADDRESS THE ARCHITECTURE. Architectural
details can be divided into two categories - structural
and decorative. Neutral colors work better with
structural details such as columns or door frames.
Something that looks as if it provides support is not
the place for a pale peach color. Decorative colors
would be more appropriate with friezes and other
ornate moldings.

* REMEMBER: THERE ARE NO "BAD" COLORS.
Colors change and create different perceptions,
depending on where and how they are used. A very
bright, garish green might seem a bad color for a dining
room. It could be quite beautiful, however, as a thin
stripe underneath crown molding in a beige-walled
living room.

* CONSIDER HOW COLORS OF ADJOINING
ROOM INTERACT. Colors in abutting rooms tend
to reinforce each other - which can have dramatic or
unpleasant results. A subtle beige room can appear
much stronger if viewed from a subtle blue room (and
vice versa). Also, thinking about rooms as a series of
colors can make cramped quarters seem roomier. For
a three-room apartment, if the kitchen and living room
have light, warm colors, a bedroom with stronger and
deeper colors can provide a perfect "escape."

Source: "The Practical Guide to Practically Everything"

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