When I was about 10 years old, my mom let me choose the color of my room. I couldn’t believe she was letting me make such a life-altering decision! What I didn’t know then was that she was prepared for my pre-teen whims.
Picture my childhood bedroom. As you entered from the hall, the solid wood door opened inward to the right hand wall exposing a 3×3 hardwood floor space that was just big enough to accommodate the door’s swing without encroaching on the green area rug situated in an otherwise relatively square room.
To the left, for the depth of the doorway stood the large closet that stretched the remaining width of the room with two sliding doors. (The closet wall, therefore, consisted mostly of the sliding doors and little notable wall space.)
Centered on each, the left wall and straight ahead were a double hung window, one that faced the next door neighbor’s house and one toward the street that we lived on. The head of the bunk bed set just to the right beside the street-facing window.
Not only did I get to choose my favorite paint color, but I’d actually be allowed to pick two colors! Three walls would be a single, lighter color and the accent wall (read: “closet door wall”) would be two shades of a darker hue. I’m now certain that my choices came from a pre-approved lot of possibilities but that sort of logic was lost on me at the time.
Mom had the right idea though. When choosing the paint to surround yourself with, be sure to consider color. Do not let a fear of color make you choose neutral ones in every room. If your space opens into another, consider using a second color that is one or two shades lighter or darker than the first.
We’ll be happy to help you find the choice that makes you want to live in your home.