San Francisco Interior Design Newsletter: Bring on the Color!

As an interior designer in San Francisco, selecting paint colors is one of the biggest challenges I face. The tone of a wall will change with every hour of the day, making it virtually impossible to show a client what a room will look like before it’s actually painted. While I can’t select the perfect paint color for you in a newsletter, I can offer some inspiring color combinations for various rooms in the home. Bust out those rollers and bring some color into your home! Also, check out our Paint & Wallcoverings blog posts for more ideas from a San Francisco color consultant.

Guest bedroom designed by Niche Interiors.  Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Wales Green #2028-50

Guest bedroom designed by Niche Interiors. Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Wales Green #2028-50

ENTRYWAY. More often than not, entryways are cluttered, overlooked and poorly lit. After installing good lighting (or adding a table lamp to your console), consider painting an accent wall in a bold hue. It will add some life to a small space, making you smile every time you come and go. Here are some great options:

Teal
Fuchsia
Bold stripes
. Tape off wide vertical stripes with painters tape for a cheap alternative to wallpaper!

KITCHEN. Dining rooms and kitchens require a little more thought than other rooms of the house. Color theories suggest that certain hues are more appetizing than others, blue being the color least expected to inspire eating. Here are some surefire winners:

Yellow. A cheery and fun color. Best when tempered with white moldings and wood tones.
White. Classic, clean, crisp.
Soft green. Look for subtle tones similar to jade.

A yellow kitchen doesn’t have to be stuck in the 1950’s!

A yellow kitchen doesn’t have to be stuck in the 1950’s!

BEDROOM. Tone it down a bit in the bedroom. Restful, calming colors in soft hues are safe bets. My favorites are:

Dove grey
Taupe
Light blue
Ivory

Tip: Keep your home healthy – use low or zero VOC paints. You will notice the difference! Almost all paint lines offer this option.

NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP? Start 2010 off right with a more functional and beautiful home. From color consultations to remodeling, Niche Interiors will help turn your vision into reality. See our San Francisco Interior Design Services for more information. Call today for a free in-home consultation!

One Response to “San Francisco Interior Design Newsletter: Bring on the Color!”

  1. I painted my old place in Wales Green and LOVED it!

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