“One of the simplest ways to update your home is with paint color, but choosing the right color can be difficult. With so many colors to choose from, I firmly believe that your home should be a reflection of your personality and style.” – Christine Da Costa, Designer

The colors you gravitate to is your first clue. Take a walk through your closet and see what colors you wear most often. For example, if you wear a lot of blue then why not bring some blue into your home via paint colors and accents.

I get asked often; “If my closet is full of black clothing, can I paint my home black?” Guess what? Black is the new Black! Black is having its moment in interior design. It really is classic and chic and perfect if you really want to go with a bold dramatic statement. Kitchen cabinets, powder rooms, bedrooms and offices are some great options to use this bold color.

If black is too bold a choice, then consider adding Navy as an option. It’s a gorgeous hue that goes with almost any other accent color.

Now if you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, you may want to consider a “safer” color choice. And you can’t go wrong with a lovely neutral. Some of my favorites I like to recommend tend to be in the gray family, cooler grays with blue undertones. Warmer tones or as designers like to call it – “greige,” tend to go with almost any permanent fixture in your home such as hardwood flooring and tiles.

Before you jump into any color choice, always test a few paint colors on your wall and look at it at different times of the day before committing. – Christine Da Costa, www.decorbychristine.com

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