Often, customers will tell me that they think that can’t paint a room a certain color because of a “rule” that they’ve heard. I have to paint a small room a light color, or that color isn’t appropriate for a dining room or bedroom, etc.
Some of the most beautiful rooms break all of the rules. I’ve seen a small, windowless powder room painted black and it looked lovely. Another client painted her master bedroom a deep, full bodied red (another NO-NO) and she loved it. One client painted her dining room a soft, powdery blue (you guessed it, another NO-NO) and it turned out exactly like she wanted it. All three of these rule-breaking rooms pleased their clients and received numerous compliments from visitors to their homes.
The important thing to consider when choosing a color for your home is not rules, but rather what you really want. Think about what colors you have in your wardrobe. Look at the colors in your favorite piece of art. Try to coordinate with the permanent features of your home such as flooring, countertops, rock/brick or woodwork.
If you pay attention to your own likes and dislikes you will achieve a beautiful home that pleases you.
So go ahead and throw the rules out the window. You’ll be glad that you did.