One of my favorite ways to update a space is with paint. It can completely transform a room and it’s relatively inexpensive if you do the painting yourself. For most people though, the challenge isn’t the actual painting, it’s picking the color.
A few days ago I was talking with an interior decorator that said before she paints someone’s home, she goes into their closet and looks at all the colors they wear. Because we tend to buy colors that compliment our own skin tone, we also gravitate to similar shades when decorating our home. Based on the colors she discovers in their closet, she is then able to help them select the perfect paint color. This makes sense because if you’re going to be surrounded by a color, it’s going to reflect on you a bit. And who doesn’t want to look their best in their own home? In a nutshell, you should pick paint colors that compliment both your skin tone and your closet.
I thought this was really interesting and figured you might find it helpful too. I honestly never thought of it! Once I finally selected a paint color for my room, guess what I did? Went into my closet to make sure it went with all my clothes, of course…
What color are your walls? If you were to paint them a color, what would it be?
In case you’re wondering, I went with a really pretty blush color. Surprise, surprise… I’ll post a photo once it’s done.