• Welcome to Hoffman

    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source

  • Welcome to Hoffman

    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source

  • Welcome to Hoffman

    Your Kitchen & Bath Design Source


10 Jun 19

When you walk into a room, one of the first things you instinctively notice is the color around everything. Colors can be very powerful as they evoke different moods and emotions. They can also manipulate the space and ambiance of a room. Color can now be added in different ways from paint, lighting, wallpaper, drapery to art and fabric. When remodeling your house, you will need a color combination that’s appealing. It is necessary to understand color basics to avoid a mismatch. Let’s dive into some of the factors you need to consider when it comes to color.

  1. Your Personal Preference

    Consider what you love and what makes you comfortable. If you are looking for a calm, peaceful and happy environment, focus on bright and bold colors. The colors also need to fit in with your lifestyle or who you are remodeling the home for. Kids love bright colors, and bright neutrals can work perfectly for the elderly. For a cozy feel, use warm dark colors. The mood that you want to showcase is also key; relaxing, playful, romantic or dramatic. If you are not sure what to do, color consultation can help you decide on what suits you best.

  2. Light source

    Before selecting a color, figure out the types of light sources; halogen, fluorescent, Incandescent and LED. The type of light source is a major contributing factor to how a color appears. That’s why you might fall in love with a color you notice at a certain store but when you use the color, it doesn’t quit appear the same in your home.

  3. Note the room’s orientation

    Know the direction the room faces and whether it receives more natural or artificial light. Note which rooms correlate to create color continuity in the home. For hallways and circulation spaces, go for neutral colors as they will complement colors of the adjacent spaces. If a room is dark, use a lighter tone to achieve a seamless look.

  4. What are your fixed and furnished features?

    Fixed elements include flooring and cabinets while furnished elements are the accessories and furniture. They have their own color and should be taken into consideration before choosing a color scheme. Pick a few colors from these elements and create a beautiful palette.

  5. Consider the surface of the wall

When choosing a color for remodeling, you need to understand a smooth wall will appear lighter and a rough one appears darker. If you want to go for a wallpaper and are looking to bring out a dark effect, go for a rough wall paper. You should however be cautious not to use dark colors in your interiors as they tend to feel oppressive at times.

One last tip is to avoid overwhelming your space with too much intense color. Choose several softer hues and at least one focal color. When looking for a color consultant, ensure they take these factors into consideration, otherwise you will get shortchanged. Feel free to contact us for any queries, comments or remodeling services you might need.

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6031 South 129th East Avenue,
Tulsa, Oklahoma