Location: West Coast
Why I use color:
"The bedroom is a bit on the large and long side so I decided that I could get away with a strong dark color like this wine color. I wanted to use black and white accents and red was the winner."
"1. Be warned that you will have to paint more than 3 coats with a color like this!
2. Look at the exposure the room has, as lots of sunny southern exposure may be a good spot for cool color tones while a shaded northerly facing room might be best served with warmer hues.
3. Decide on the mood you want the room to evoke for its inhabitants and visitors and then explore the psychology of colors."
* Perfect Palettes for Painting Rooms: Plus Complete Decorating Guidelines by Bonnie Krims.
* The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes For Designing Home Interiors by Anna Starmer.