Name: Elizabeth and Steve
Location: New York, NY
Type: We own our one bedroom apt.
Why I use color:
I like color to make me feel a certain emotion when being in a room. In my bedroom I am going for "sensual and moody". I've had my walls all sorts of colors over the years and really wanted something different. It took me a while to figure out what color to use. We had the bedroom entirely white until recently and saw the color in a magazine and knew it was right.
2 Good color tips:
1. If you start painting a wall and realize the color isn't
perfect don't feel like you have to keep painting. I usually don't get it right on the first try. Its so much better to throw out a can of paint then to stare at the wall every day and think "if only this was darker"!
2. Also, its very modern to paint the floorboard the same color as the walls. It's so seamless!
2 good color resources:
1. I get my inspiration from high quality design magazines like
Elle Decoration UK, Living Etc (from UK) and Dwell. The Brits are ahead of us as far as home design. They were showing orange and brown walls years ago.
2. I also get inspiraton from the seasons. I don't know if I'll keep my bedroom this color next summer but it's nice and cozy for fall and winter.