"By using a strong vibrant color (Ben Moore Electric Orange in high gloss) in panels instead of painting entire walls, I was able to introduce a bold color into a small space without feeling cramped or like I was sitting in an orange box. The gloss paint reflects light differently and creates a nice contrast to the white wall space. Ironically, I’m often more an organic zen kind of guy but I think the color texture combo works in this space." Color Tips: "1] Choose color that reflects the personality you want a space to have. Use bold fresh color for energy and a bit more playful feel, muted color for a more organic and often calming feel. 2] In a single small space limit color palettes to about 2 plus a neutral. Too many primary colors together (unless very carefully chosen) can create a “coloring book” effect. 3] Use color with a purpose as it can accentuate or decentuate (not sure if that’s a word) certain architectural qualities of a space."
Color Resources: "1] A color wheel or paint manufacturer’s fan deck 2] Look around, the room, the home, the world. For me it’s all out there."