Freshen Up Your Environment for 2020
After packing away all of the Christmas decor this time of year, many are Looking to make a fresh start with their home decor for 2020, take the opportunity during this cold time of the season to work inside your home so you can spend the spring outside. Choosing a new paint color is a great place to start.
The Pantone color of the year for 2020 is PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue
Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. Home decor trends and styles are a great place to start your paint color selection and the color will be showing up in new home furnishings, fabrics and decor items at your favorite shops.
Let your decor and fabric selections be your guide and inspiration
Upholstery, an Oriental rug or a large piece of artwork are among the biggest investments in decorating. Paint, however, is inexpensive in comparison and transforms a room more quickly than anything else, so pluck colors you like from the pattern.
Always take a fabric swatch (from a sofa or draperies) to the paint store, and pull out the different hues in the fabric. The paint color doesn’t have to match the fabric exactly — in fact, the paint will be darker or lighter on the wall depending on the lighting of the room.
Any fabric can suggest at least three options for wall colors, each of which will produce a different feeling in the room. Once you identify the options your fabric offers, decide which one creates the mood you want to evoke — cozy, relaxed, energetic?
Love your personal style
Most people buy clothes in colors they like to wear and think they look good in. Decorate your rooms in colors you look good in, and decorate honestly. Guests will appreciate your home because it is you, even if they’d never decorate the same way.
Go vertical, light to dark, that is a simple way to make any space look good without much risk. Use darker color values for the floor, medium color values for the walls and light values for the ceiling.
Divide the colors in a space into components of 60 percent of a dominant color, 30 percent of a secondary color and 10 percent of an accent color. The walls will most likely be the majority, the upholstery would represent the secondary color and accessories (floral arrangement, throw pillows, small figurines, etc.) make up the rest.
Embrace and enhance the architecture
If you have a small room in your house, don’t paint it white to make it seem bigger. Instead, cozy up to its architecture with a more complex color scheme. Decorate the room using smaller furniture and accessories to enhance the space, without losing the warm, cozy feel.
Look forward to spring
Once you’ve freshened up the indoors, start planning for spring, it’s just around the corner. Seasonal Concepts is a great place to design your outdoor living environment. Start planning and place your custom order for spring now so you can be ready to experience a great outdoors in your own backyard.
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