Name: Erica and Lindsey
Type: 1 bedroom apartment, rented
Why we use color: We use color mostly because it is the easiest way to define a room, and give it a mood. With paint you can get a huge impact for not a lot of money. Being full time students, budget and time are big restrictions, but when you use color, it instantly gives you an easy theme to work with. Color also helps speak your point of view to everyone that enters a room, and gives the space a personality. Also, when you use your favorite colors in decorating you easily surround yourself in a positive feeling.
2 good color tips:
1. Use one intense or bright color on a wall and with accents, but keep your furniture neutral. This way if you decide to change the color, you don't have to replace any big, expensive peices. (And you won't OD on your color either)
2. Once you decide on a color for your room, keep it in your mind when shopping, or just out in the world in general, and that color will pop everytime you see it. That could inspire you to use objects in ways you never thought of as decoration. Like framing fabric, or hanging plates on your wall etc...
2 good color resources:
1. The colors used in Pop Art
2. Stores like CB2 (obviously), IKEA, Target and Urban Outfitters