When one thinks of painting the interior of their home, they always tend to lean toward boring and safe colors, such as white, or very, very light browns and tans. Bold colors like deep red or blue have primarily been ignored for years, due to the fact that people think that bold colors on the walls would overtake the room, or make the room look smaller. This is true for tiny rooms, but for larger rooms such as dens, master bedrooms, dining rooms, or living rooms, bold colors can be used. In fact, they look stunning.
One bold color that is always appealing is moss green. You can pair this with either white trim, or brown trim. If thin trim is not your ideal, you can pair green walls up with wood paneling, and the results are spectacular. Take a look at some lovely examples here.
Deep rich colors of red have also been taking major notice lately. Red walls when paired with deep mahogany colored panels make a dull room look like an elegant room fit for a Noble king. Just look at how elegant this bathroom looks with rich blood red colored walls.
Dark blue walls when paired with white paneling or white trim are also very trendy, and bring a nice calming cool vibe to the room. Look at the example in this photo, it goes to show that bold colored blues when paired with tan colors are also very, very, flattering to the room.
Brown colored walls when paired with dark trim or dark brown wood paneling is another eye catching look you can add to just about any room. It gives the room a very warm, and inviting natural look.
Wallpaper is another nice way to add a stunning and unique element to a wall, and looks best when placed in a dining room. There are so many different patterns to choose from. You can go plain with a subtle floral look, or you can go bold with unique swirls, colors, and patterns. To complete the look add paneling.
Here is a fine example of what one can do with wallpaper. As you can see, wallpaper is not just for Grandma’s house any more.
The next step is figuring out what carpet colors would look best when paired with these bold wall colors.
Plain wood looks best no matter what color choice you have made. With a throw rug placed in the middle of the room, that matches up slightly with the walls, will really pull a room together and make it look cozy.
For blue walls you can go with light gray carpeting, light blue carpeting, or all wood floors.
With reds, brown colored carpeting, with a slight mix of red to it will match the walls, and pull the room together, as seen here. You could also pair red walls with a beautiful Persian rug for a very elegant finish to the room. This looks especially inviting and rich in dining rooms.
Basically, when you are looking to re-paint the interior of your home, do not fear going bold. Bold colors can sometimes really make a room stand out, it can also create a mood, and the effect lasts as long as you keep the paint up on the walls!
Have fun with it, but do avoid going tacky by painting every room a bold, scream out loud color. I have seen quite a few homes that made some really horrid choices in coloring due to the fact that every room had a near neon colored wall. You want your colors to flow gently between one another, not crash and collide.