10 Color Tips For Your Home via Farrow and Ball

10 Color Tips For Your Home via Farrow and Ball

Rebecca Orlov
Mar 31, 2009

We attended Westweek at the Pacific Design Center last week and had the pleasure of checking out a fabulous color consultation at the Dan Marty Design showroom for Farrow and Ball paint and wallpaper. With over 60 years of color style in the form of paint palettes and wallpaper design, Farrow and Ball is definitely a premiere place to find the perfect color for your own space. Check out some tips and tricks that we picked up after the jump.

Color Consultant to Farrow and Ball, Joa Studholme, shared how color families of the wallpaper and zero-VOC paint work together to create a perfect scheme. Here are a few of her tips...

1) Consider your home's architecture when choosing a color palette for your space.

2) Think about when and how the natural light expands through your space. Light will change the tone of your color choice as it moves.

3) When painting your home, consider starting with the hallway. The hallway typically sees no natural light so paint the walls white and the trim dark will allow the space to feel as if it's opening up.

4) Pick a color family with the same weight. You'll notice how heavy or light a color feels when placed next to other swatches in the same or different weight.

5) For a more relaxed and closed-in vibe, consider using warmer colors like red. Want a more formal feel? Go with cooler tones like blue.

6) A darker ceiling color can actually make a room feel bigger.

7) Using white will make the architectural lines of a space pop. Even using the same shade of white can create various depths of field when the light passes through the room.

8) Using one color in a room can make the room feel bigger and open.

9) Use dark, dramatic colors for a small rooms with no natural light. (like a bathroom)

10) Color choice can change the actual shape of a room. If you want your space to feel bigger, use a lighter color. If you want to advance a space to make it feel cozier, use a dark color.

Click here for a further look into the Farrow and Ball collection.

And check out more color inspiration from Apartment Therapy:

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