Questions??? I was recently asked about choosing paint colors for winter months. I love this question because it’s the emotion behind the question with a link to specific geographic areas.
Ultimately it’s the same wherever you are …How do you want to feel in your space?
Do you want your space to feel cozy and warm most of the year with a warm neutral palette?
Do you prefer white walls, keeping as much light as possible?
Do you want to perk up your space with lots and lots of bright color?
Do you tend towards cool color tones?
and the list of questions goes on….
Living in a cold weather climate the winter is longer for you with less sunlight as the winter months progress. On the flip side, if you live in a warmer climate there is an abundance of bright sunshine most of the year. Again, great question, because in the winter months it is important to take into consideration how you want your home to feel because that’s when we spend the bulk of our time indoors.
We lived in Minnesota for a couple of years, it seemed to be cloudy a lot, not to mention very cold but for me the cloudy days took more getting use to in the long run. I preferred to paint the rooms in shades of white keeping the space open and bright; while some of my neighbors had a cozier feel with deep rich paint tones. I live in the Northeast now and it’s pretty much the same; I still have mostly white walls and some of my neighbors and clients have deep rich paint colors.
So it still circles back to what you like, what makes you happy and comfortable in your home?
All the photo’s below from SouthernLiving.com. Click on the link below for more information.
A warm neutral palette …
This neutral tone-on-tone textural palette has all the elements you need to create a cozy space.
Lots of color …
Crazy about the ceiling color and how it plays out in the rest of the space in furnishings and accessories.
Paint color from Benjamin Moore Dill Pickle 2147-40.
Hope you all have a great day!!!
be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ nancy