What about choosing colors for a room, that has me stumped. Any advice on that

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (7 posts)
  1. SteveoMc profile image73
    SteveoMcposted 8 years ago

    What about choosing colors for a room, that has me stumped.   Any advice on that?

    Would like to achieve a sophisticated yet masculine look.   No pink please!  Room is long and narrow....want a color scheme that warms the room and makes it look less like a hall.   Should we use a contrast on the end or one of the long walls?

  2. hellokatelyn profile image61
    hellokatelynposted 8 years ago

    Don't worry, I wouldn't suggest pink if you're going for a masculine look!

    Most people think of dark colors for a "masculine" room but frankly a dark room is a dreary room. I'm guessing you want a happier space since you say you want to brighten it up.

    I would go with warm brown, latte-like colors with darker accents, like navy blue.

    I think one of the walls would be a better choice for contrast. Contrast on the end might end up looking like a destination, where as contrast on a long wall would follow throughout the room.

    Hope that helps!

  3. dawnM profile image63
    dawnMposted 8 years ago

    yes, I can help you, as an interior designer for 12 years and licensed contractor.  Go to your local paint store, bfing in sample of what colors you have in your home and ask them to give you complimentary colors to go with it, they offer that now!!!!  I use paint that has no VOC's--no smell or toxins.  One bit of advice, in a room with natural light go with a darker color and then have them do one shade lighter fo the halls----good luck!

  4. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 8 years ago

    The darker the color - the smaller the room. So if want dark color then just do that in accents. NEVER have a RED ceiling! OMG! Are you friggin crazy?

  5. SteveoMc profile image73
    SteveoMcposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the answers....who said anything about a red ceiling?  LOL

  6. Pro Design Source profile image58
    Pro Design Sourceposted 8 years ago

    Selecting paint colors can be very confusing because there are so many choices. A trick that I like to use is to find a fabric with a pattern and use those colors in the fabric as a palette for the room.

    For a masculine room, I would look in his closet for maybe the guy's favorite tie, or perhaps a sweater. Most masculine rooms have more texture than patterns. For instance, instead of a floral fabric for a window curtain, a solid open weave linen would work well.

    For more about How to Select Paint Colors check out this hub :

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Paint-Color-Picks

  7. Tirzah Laughs profile image81
    Tirzah Laughsposted 7 years ago

    How about a nice deep pumpkin with a lighter trim?   You could also do a deep buttery color.   

    Something with warmth but in a less in your face color.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)