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Romancing With Colours

By Cara

If adding colour brightens up lives, then why not add colour to your walls and bring them alive? Though white walls are evergreen, colours can change the look of the room.

Each one room in your house can be designed on one specific theme and the colour of your wall can compliment the theme. Here are some tips about romancing with colours to cheer up your room.


Bedroom is the coziest place. You can shut the door to the outside world and just be yourself. Designing the room in a soothing manner will help you to relax after a long and hectic day.

If you are a soft-natured person and appreciate simplicity, opt for light hues of colour. Soothing and light colours create an atmosphere to relax. While deciding on the color scheme, select the colours that make you feel serene and calm. Lighter shades of blue and lavender are the best to relax.

The advantage of painting the walls with light colours is that they make your room look bigger. Neutral colours like white, cream, beige, light shades of brown and grey give an illusion of space and simplicity. It also matches with all themes.

If you want to brighten up your bedroom and add a touch of youthfulness, you can go for shades of yellow, misty peach or pastel shades of pink and green.

First decide what kind of an overall effect you want when you step into your bedroom. Then depending on the atmosphere you need, pick your colour from the colour chart.

Kid's Room

Kid's room has to be bright and cheerful. You can not opt for white or any other neutral shades. There is a lot you can do with your kid's room. Try out different and unique things to make your child feel good.

Choosing wall colour for your child's room is the most important part of decorating your kid's room. If your child is above five years of age, it is always better to ask his or her choice of colour.

If you want to have mono-colour scheme, paint the walls with brighter shades pink, blue, green or yellow. You can also try using one bright colour like red on one wall and balance it with a light colour on the other three walls. The wall with the bright colour can be decorated with your child's photographs or cartoons.

You can also opt for wall papers. There are a wide variety of wall papers available in the market. Choose the one that is the cutest for your kid.

Living Room

The living room should be very sophisticated and classy. It is that part of your house where people from outside come and sit. Therefore it should be well designed.

It is always better to have neutral colours for your living room. Your drawing room has many heavy furniture. Sofas and shelves take the attention. Therefore white, beige, grey and cream are the best colours for your living room.

If you do not have heavy furniture in your drawing room, then you can choose a bright colour to highlight the walls.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 17:26 [IST]
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