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Choosing A Color to Suit Your Personality

Colors can have a profound impact on our emotions and everyday behavior. Your home should be one that reflects your personality and taste, therefore, don’t be afraid to incorporate your favorite color in your interiors. Here is a small guide to understanding some of the common favorite colors of my clients, what it says about them and how these can be reflected in an interior:

Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

1) Yellow: Yellow is associated with a sunny personality. You are an outgoing person with a great senses of humor. When using yellow in your interor, pair it with neutral color or a cool color like blue. Too much yellow can lead to heated arguments, thus it is best to use it in small amounts, more like accents. You can tone down yellow with beige or white for a warm glow in the bedroom. Use a strong shade of yellow for dark hallways.

Wall Color Red Cinnabar CSP-1165.  Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore Paints

Wall Color Red Cinnabar CSP-1165. Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore Paints

2) Red: Red is an intense color and reflects a passionate personality. A person who loves red is outgoing and ambitious but can very quickly change their mind. Red in home decor should be muted to avoid negativity. Choose a shade of red like brick or terracotta which is elegant and sophisticated and not too intense. If you do love a bright red shaed, then use it as an accent.

Walls Benjamin Moore's Orange Blossom 2158-30.  Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Walls Benjamin Moore’s Orange Blossom 2158-30. Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

3) Orange: Orange usually appeals to people whith a penchant for luxury and opulence. Such people live their life king size and love social gatherings. Orange is the color of youth and vitality. Use a bright shade of orange to create a focal point in your home. It is a great choice for dining rooms as it stimulates the appetite.

Benjamin Moore's Lapland AF-410.  Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

Benjamin Moore’s Lapland AF-410. Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

4) Green: Green is associated with the outdoors- grassy landscapes and lush forest. Green relfects a personality that longs for peace, quiet and belonging. It is a harmonious color and can be used throughout the home. Mix green tones with shades of blue to create a natural, outdoor environment indoors. Brighten up a dull room with shades of citrus green and white.

Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore. Benjamin Moore Smoke 2122-40 Ceiling, Kendall Charcoal HC-166, Trim Genesis White 2134-70., Accent Color Porcelain 2113-60.

Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore.
Benjamin Moore Smoke 2122-40 Ceiling, Kendall Charcoal HC-166, Trim Genesis White 2134-70., Accent Color Porcelain 2113-60.

5) Blue: Blue is a fresh color with a soothing effect. Someone who loves blue is compassionate and level headed. Blue is a versatile color and can be used as a core color in your interiors. Try painting your ceiling a shade of light blue to make the room feel larger. Combine blue with yellow to create a cheerful space. Add a dash of green to a blue decor for a calming sensation.

Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore Paints

Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore Paints

6) Pink: In Feng Shui, pink has been associated with love and romance. It is a great color to help reveal your inner poetic self. Those who love pink want to feel good about themselves and have a romantic outlook in life. Pair your favorite shade of pink with a masucline color like brown, grey or black to achieve balance. Add grey to pink to make a bedroom feel sophisticated and romantic. Use bubblegum pinks for girl’s bedrooms.

Need help selecting the right color for your personality, visit our Color Specialists at Monarch Paint and Wallcovering or make an in-home appoinment to choose the right color for your home.

Visit our showroom at Monarch Paint & Wallcovering, 5608 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015. Call us for an in home color consultation at 202-525-3468.

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