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Fear of Color: 5 Ways to Add Color to Your Home

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With all the reality home renovation and house hunting shows on TV, those of us who live in the real reality begin to think that the only appropriate colors for rooms are white, tan and (maybe) very light yellow—neutral colors. According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, most homeowners stay in their homes at least 10 years. That’s a long time to live in bland neutrality.

Here are five enjoyable ways to add color to every room in your home:

  1. Bathroom fixtures are likely to be white and kitchen fixtures are likely to be white, black or stainless steel, but tiles, backsplashes, and countertops can be any color. One way to brighten up even a neutral tile is with bold accent tiles. That small dash of color will give you pleasure every morning. 2. Cabinets and shelves in any room can be painted. Paint is an easy cost-effective fix if the original finish is worn out and/or doesn’t match your style. Also consider installing colorful ceramic knobs for cabinets; painting or lining the insides of cabinets or shelves; or adding an accent line in a bright color. 3. Almost any room is a great place for an accent wall, especially if it picks up on the colors of furniture or accessories. Paint an accent wall behind the sideboard in a dining room; behind the couch in the living room; or behind the bed in the bedroom. 4. Homeowners with an appreciation for whimsy might consider painting stairs, railings, ceilings or floors. In fact, many an older or country-style home gets a lift from painted floors, beams or ceilings that cover up the imperfections and wear of age. 5. Hallways and children’s bedrooms are a great place for murals. At one time, murals were the only accessible “wallpaper” and their re-discovery in an old house under years of grime and repainting increases the home’s value and charm. Why not embrace an old tradition in your favorite room? If a full mural is outside your comfort zone, consider a painted border. When you add color to the inside of your home, it becomes truly yours. When it is time to sell, you can repaint everything in neutrals, if that’s still the fad. But for the next 10 or 20 or 30 years, allow a little color (and joy) into your home. The expert painters at WORKS will make sure that you love the results. Contact us today.


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