HOW TO SELECT WALL PAINT COLORS - HOW TO DECORATE WITH COLOR - HOW TO CHOOSE WALL COLORS - HOW TO CHOOSE PAINT COLORS THAT GO TOGETHER
Home Decorating Styles
Selecting Wall Colors
Wall Colors
HOW TO DECORATE WITH COLOR
How to Choose Wall Paint Colors that Go Together

Live comfortably by learning how to select wall paint colors that go together. Color affects human emotions. Warm gold, red and orange are associated with sun, fire and blood. Cool colors, purple, blue and green, are associated with water, snow and ice. Balance a room by learning how to choose paint colors that go together - warm family or cool family.

COOL YELLOW WALL COLOR   Cool yellow wall color and bright white create balance and harmony within this tropical setting. Cottage and seashore decorating are ideal settings for cool color interiors. Cool colors are often used in modern interior designs because they harmonize well with blue-based, silver-colored metals.

Cool Wall Color

WARM YELLOW WALL COLOR   Warm hues create a memorable home exterior in this Mediterranean setting. This warm color combination includes golden yellow, teal blue, tomato red and eggshell white.

Warm Wall Colors
WARM RED       WARM CREAMY IVORY       WARM OLIVE GREEN       WARM BLUE
WARM GOLD
HOW TO DECORATE WITH WARM PAINT COLORS
Draw Warm Color Inspiration from Nature


Live comfortably in your home decor with warm colors and textures drawn from nature. Yellow and orange are important colors to consider when creating a warm interior design. Yellow is subdued and found in shades of gold as seen in golden olive oil and creamy stucco walls in ancient buildings. Bring the intense reds and oranges of terra cotta into your home decor with warm hued tiles, textured fabrics, framed landscape art, earthenware urns, iron wall art, antiqued copper vessels and aged wood furniture.
Warm home decorating colors are cozy and inviting. In warm-color decorating, metals are gold and red, furniture wood tones are golden and mahogany in color. Furniture upholstery is rich aged leather and upholstery fabrics are designs in yellow-based reds, blues, greens and whites.   Warm Decorating Styles

Warm Decorating Color - Red   Warm Decorating Color - Ivory"   Warm Decorating Colors - Olive Green and Orange   Warm Decorating Color - Blue
Warm Decorating Colors Warm Decorating Colors
WARM RED       WARM CREAMY IVORY       WARM OLIVE GREEN       WARM BLUE
WARM GOLD
COOL BRIGHT WHITE       COOL PINK       COOL PURPLE       COOL GREEN       COOL BLUE
ICY BLUE
HOW TO DECORATE WITH COOL PAINT COLORS
Draw Decorating Color Inspiration from Nature


Effective interior designs are those that command attention and communicate some feeling to persons who visit and live in the design environment. Knowing the basic elements of color and understanding how colors work with each other dramatically improves an interior design. Capturing a feeling with specific colors is a decorating how to that improves with study, practice and much experimentation.

To create an effective interior design using cool colors, bright white is a must. Bright white is seen in painted furniture, in upholstery, on baseboards and is the paint color for trim, moulding and kitchen cabinets. Cool colors are ideal paint colors for children's rooms, serene bedrooms and chic elegant living areas.

           

COOL BRIGHT WHITE       COOL PINK       COOL PURPLE       COOL GREEN       COOL AQUA
COOL BLUE
Take our Quick Color Quiz

Judging by the owner's choice of door color, select the color group
(warm or cool) that one could expect to find behind each door.



COOL          or          WARM
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COOL          or          WARM
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From kitchen to bedroom to bath, view home decorating pictures for ideas on how to decorate your home room by room.