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Dreaming in color: How to pick the right palette

Bring bright colors to your home to exude your personality.

Bring bright colors to your home to exude your personality.

There's no denying that colorful hues are in right now. From Pantone's announcement of Radiant Orchid, to the red carpet choices of your favorite celebs, people across the country are using bright hues as a way to showcase their individual personalities. Do you want to bring color into your home, but are afraid to do so? Take a look at some important tips from color expert and interior designer Sara Richardson, who took time to share her secrets with Canadian news source NanaimoDailyNews.com:

  • Be efficient: Have you ever started a home design project only to leave it half finished? Don't bite off more than you can chew to ensure that your interior looks put-together.
  • Taste trumps trends: Although following the trends can keep you up-to-date, the most important thing is finding a shade that reflects your individuality. Just because orchid may be predicted to be popular in the New Year doesn't mean you have to decorate your home in floor-to-ceiling purple if you don't really like the color. When it comes to home decorating, get to know your own tastes.
  • Test out paint before purchasing: "Paint a small area of a room, and look at it in a variety of conditions — an overcast day, at night and in full sun," Richardson states. "The more time you spend thinking about it, the more likely you are to get the right result. Paint is an easily achievable end result, but only if you get the right color."

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