Adding paint color to your house is a way to create a mood for you, your family, and your guests. For example, using orange and warm tones in a kitchen can set the mood for meals and family time, as orange is a cozy color. When painting, it’s best to take an outside view of your interior, to imagine how the designs in the room will mesh with each other. You can also use the layout the of adjoining rooms, to use complementary colors in a fun, complex way.

Key Takeaways:

  • Choosing a paint color should reflect the overall color scheme in your house.
  • Color should help create the mood you want for that particular room.
  • Use a tempered approach, not making decisions to use colors that are too bright.

“According to Southern tradition, a certain shade of sky-blue paint called “Haint blue” wards off evil spirits — and stinging insects — when painted on porch ceilings.”

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