When you paint rooms or pick colors do you choose

United States
January 8, 2009 11:11am CST
conservative colors or do you like to experiment with bold bright colors. I saw an advice segment that said people buying homes prefer conservative colors. That it is harder to sell your home if the colors are not very conservative.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I pretty much stick to neutral colors. Last year I repainted my dining room though in a milk chocolate color....I love it...but that is the most I have stepped out of the neutral zone. My sister loved it so much she painted her bathroom a dark chocolate...when you walk in you want to lick the walls! LOL
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• United States
9 Jan 09
wow chocolate, I bet that was pretty! I can see where things on the wall would stand out. I bet that looked very nice....
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
8 Jan 09
I have promised myself that when I get my own home I am going to have a 'red' room in that I get to paint the room RED! All my life I have had rooms that were either white or blue, I know these colours are as you say conservative but they are so damn boring! Red is warm and red is the colour that I love best so one of these days I'll paint the room a lovely deep red, burgundy red yes I'd love to see that. Bright colours really make an impression. I wonder how black and red would look, bizarre eh? But flamboyant and certainly different.
• United States
8 Jan 09
Red would be a fantastic color and fun to be in. It would be nice and I agree with you! Why not enjoy all the colors and go with what fits your personality. You would have an awesome red room Wolfie. It would be very cool....and then what would you like to place on the walls?
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
8 Jan 09
Some beautiful paintings of the ocean, I love the ocean, and I think the blue contrast to the red would create a wonderful scene for sure!
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Now thats an excellent idea. I must say that you certainly do have esquite taste my friend. I can piture how beautiful that would be. You have an eye for color and would create an incredible room!
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• United States
9 Jan 09
I prefer soft light colors. I find it easier to coordinate my furnishings/decor with light colors. I do not like entering a room where the color are so loud they almost startle me.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
I know that these white walls are alot of cleaning and washing because they do seem to pick up dirt quickly and I know its because you just see it more.lol
• United States
9 Jan 09
I don't like white walls. They remind me of hospitals.
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@rmuxagirl (7562)
• United States
23 Jan 09
WHen I paint a room I use colors that I think would work with the room, but I wouldn't go for bright reds or yellows something mellow like a tan in the living room or a burgandey in the bedroom, something like that.
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• United States
25 Jan 09
Those sound like beautiful colors to use. I think I would really like the burgandy. Appreciate the response.
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
13 Jan 09
Till some time I used to paint my house with conservative colours, but last time I went haywire and got two walls painted a bright brick red and the other two walls pale yellow to offset the red. It really looks nice, and Im glad I had the guts to go out and do what I wanted to do for a long time. i think if the colour combination is right, there should be no difficulty in selling homes. Cheers.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
That sounds like it would be beautiful. Good for you, that you did paint it the way that you wanted it. Appreciate the response.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Well, right now we live in a Condo so we have to be quite conservative, so we have left all of the rooms an off white, but I have been thinking about if we ever buy something else to paint them in colors I feel that would be appealing to the rooms. Back when I was growing up, we had a room that was Blue Walls with Cream carpeting in it that was more like a Guest room, and I would Love to copy that theme sometime if I could as well.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
That sounds very beautiful and I love Blue so that would work for me.... The cream carpet woul be great and I would want to copy that too.
• United States
11 Jan 09
I guess I like conservative colors more than bright colors. I like choosing a color that would match my furniture for years to come. Meaning if I change the color of my furniture they will match no matter what color they are.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Thats very true. It makes sense to look at it that way. Appreciate the response.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I would love to try color sometimes but scared to. I have seen homes on TV and commercials also that look so pretty. There is no way I would paint all four wall a dark color though I don't think. When the couple across the street from us bought that house they had such a hard time with the walls in the bedrooms, one was bright red, one dark blue and another dark purple!!!! She said they had to prime the walls so much and finally got a color to go on and look good.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
That is a problem when you have to paint over and try to lighten the walls. I can see what you mean. If you do it , you have to really like the color or be prepared to work very hard to change it ..lol
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
9 Jan 09
my home at the moment - Here is my latest coulor scheme, i think i am going through a conservative period in my life as this has changed quite dramatically over the last few years
blessed be
over the years ive done both experimental and conservative coulors in the house. Very much i think it depends on my mood or stage of life. Recently i have gone for creams and browns so i think i must be in a conservative frame of mind. blessed be
• United States
9 Jan 09
I do like cream colors and its so much easier to match other drapes and things in the room. Appreciate the response.
• United States
9 Jan 09
Unfortunately, yes. My DH is not Uncle NikNok from Imagination Movers (Disney Channel) in that he likes very neutral colors. I on the otherhand, like some real color and this is why my computer room is a grey/blue color and one wall in my living room is a very bold red. Oh, and my twins room is half light green and half light yellow (their nursery room colors) I mean, honestly, who can live in a plain world when God gave us all these lovely colors of the rainbow to enjoy?
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• United States
9 Jan 09
I agree with you, God did give them to us and I love the colrs. I like to see some style and some boldness in decorating.
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Unfortunately, at the moment I am living in a co-operative housing complex and because they want to make it easier to repaint after move outs ETC. I do not get the luxury of choosing my own paint colors. If I did however have the opportunity. I have always wanted to try a purple room, with yellow accents. Now, if you can get over the initial shock of that and think about it for a second. The purple can actually be a warm and soothing color, while the yellow is a natural complement for the purple as well as being an uplifting color that is full of warmth and energy as well. I would like to do a bedroom or perhaps a REC room in purple with yellow accents if I ever get the opportunity. In an ideal world I would like to have my yellow and purple room facing the sun in the morning so that I can start my day there. Imagine... I could have a bright energetic and warm space to start every day out in.... Maybe someday!
• United States
9 Jan 09
Purple is my favorite color. I would be in heaven with a purple room. All of my rooms are white lol so I will have to have purple curtains or somethinglol Appreciate the response.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
9 Jan 09
My neighbor had her rooms painted and she gave me these tips to go buy. There are several things to consider before you settle on any particular color scheme. The room to be painted and its correlation with the rest of the house. The existing color schemes in the house. The total area of the room. The natural lighting in that room. The artificial lighting in that room. The existing elements in the room – stone or brick finishing, etc. The existing furniture in that room. The furniture to be installed in that room. The existing fabric furnishings and carpets in the room. The fabric furnishings and carpets to be used in the room. She had paneling in her living room and she had it removed and had the whole room re done.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
wow, This is alot of very helpful information! appreciate you sharing and appreciate the response.!