Choosing a color can be both exciting and exhausting. Real Simple magazine (one of my favorite an frequent reads) almost always has a spread, Decorating with Color. It's like color 101 and is so helpful. If you are having a hard time deciding on a color for a specific room, I suggest checking it out.
I borrowed some photos from the Real Simple website via the Decorating with Color sections as well as other sources online to share some of my favorite colors with you:
Green in the Kitchen
Don't laugh, but there's a scene in Don't Mess With The Zohan when the men are in the kitchen, trying to make a long distance call, I instantly noticed the green walls in the kitchen. I just loved it.
I found this kitchen on flickr, doesn't the green look good?!
Another green kitchen, I think it looks so clean and fresh against the white
I have "spiced" brown walls in my bedroom. You can say it was a much more mature choice of color from the bubble gum pink I had at my parents house. I don't know how I decided on brown, but all I could picture in my head while at Home Depot were browns, golds and greens. I think a lot of people shy away from darker browns because it's not your typical color for a room. With the right furniture, I think it could end up looking great.
The only kind of blue I really, really liked was the blue Carrie painted her apartment in the first SATC. I'm typically not a big fan of blue rooms, unless it's a kids room. But the shade they used in the movie just "blue" me away!
I feel like the pictures of her apt make the blue look lighter and that it was a little deeper in the movie. I would say the colors of the walls resembled the color of her dress in the movie, right?
I will forever love a deep purple anything. Not a big fan of lavender, but only when used to accent the deep purple. Next bedroom color for me will definitely have to be a purple in this shade. I just want to jump in this picture and live there.
When we chose orange for our living room, I have to admit I was a little nervous. I can't tell you how much I love it now. It goes well with so many different colors, from black, brown furniture and even bright colors like fuchsia.
What's your favorite?