Interior / June 2, 2018 / Giselle Arnett.
Pick the paint color last. Homeowners want to pick a paint color before they move in. Why not arrive to walls with a fresh coat of paint? Of course you can do it this way, but it is not ideal. There are thousands of paint colors with various tints, tones and shades. And each one looks different from home to home, because light sources vary, meaning what looks good in your current home might not in your new one.
A note on choosing texture vs pattern. These two things are usually talked about together, but they are two distinct, and necessary components of design. Pattern refers to a visual print while texture is about how something feels. Make sure you incorporate both into your interiors instead of choosing one over the other. Whether you choose a throw rug to warm up your bedroom room or a wooden coffee table to bring life to your living space, the importance of texture is clear.
Do not worry if this all seems new. We are here to offer you a brief primer on the importance of texture, as well as how to effectively apply its design tenants in your own home. You will be crafting complexly textured rooms in no time flat. In design parlance, it is often defined as the sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch.
Dreary, gray, dilluted versions of true color are overused. Too many institutional creams. Creams can at times be lovely, but more often than not they are sad and feel dirty and dated. Instead of cream, opt for true, crisp white. Instead of sand, try cocoa. Any specific rooms that are great for experimenting with color? Dining rooms are a great place to try out your first move in the color department.