Walls are rarely the focal point of a room, but play an important part in bringing the décor together. If a traditional look is the goal, deeper, richer tones will set the stage for beauty and comfort. Contemporary décor relies on warmer, neutral tones that will keep the sense of serenity while giving the room depth. Country style, always a favorite, uses primary colors and white or brown if the intent is a more rustic look, to imbue the room with down-to earth comfort. Don’t overlook the fifth wall of every room: the ceiling. Nowhere is it written that the ceiling must be white.
Today, homeowners are seeking a décor that is more serious, less frivolous, that encompasses comfort and serenity. With this in mind, the current color palette will be strongly influenced by the color blue. This is according to The Color Marketing Group, a not-for-profit international association of more than 1,700 color and design professionals. Blue is as basic as the atmospheric feeling of light and air, bringing the serenity of nature into the home. Blue can also be found in the cool gray-blue of stone and earth, or the green blue aqua of the oceans.
Many homeowners prefer to use wallcovering to give the effect of a faux finish. It is faster, less complicated, less messy and often less expensive. For a more country look, Simply Irresistible offers a periwinkle blue pansy and petunia border that brightens any area, especially when paired with the simplicity of café shutters opened to the outside and an uncomplicated table with a bowl of fruit or bread as ornamentation.