Dark or Light

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  1. easyguyevo profile image86
    easyguyevoposted 8 years ago

    What type of colors do you prefer for a home?

    1. Chaotic Chica profile image77
      Chaotic Chicaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like light, warm colors that are instantly inviting and relaxing.  I want people to walk into my home and immediately feel that they can kick off their shoes and be welcome.

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        Uma07posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I love that too smile

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      klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Light... I love white and light minty colors.

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      cosetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      organic colors like latte with cream moudlings, olive green, that sort of thing. i avoid dark colors.

  2. leni sands profile image75
    leni sandsposted 8 years ago

    Pastek shades - nothing headachy...

  3. wildorangeflower profile image66
    wildorangeflowerposted 8 years ago

    cream on the walls or light yellow green, cool colors

  4. Kyriana profile image68
    Kyrianaposted 8 years ago

    I like earth tones like tans and browns...colors like cinnamon, spice. Those colors seem warm and rich.

    1. sofs profile image81
      sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like pastels and one wall the prominent a dark shade of the pastel used,  like a pastel green and leaf green on one of the walls .

      1. easyguyevo profile image86
        easyguyevoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I prefer colors light on the eyes but still not too dark, cream works well

      2. timorous profile image82
        timorousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey sofs...I painted my bedroom just like that a few years back.  smile 

        I put the darker color on opposite sides, and the pastel on the other 2 sides.  Very nice combo to wake up to.

        I find dark colours make a room seem smaller.  I only use dark colours as an accent.

        1. sofs profile image81
          sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Wow I found someone with my kind of taste!! Great!!

  5. Tusitala Tom profile image66
    Tusitala Tomposted 8 years ago

    For the inside of a house, particularly if it lacks a lot of natural light, the pastel shades are the way to go.  Now, I'm wondering if you know this, but there is a way of determining the EXACT opposite colour, if you feel like doing to adjacent wall in matching colours.   Here's how's it's done:

    Take a small piece of paper of any shape, paint it with one of the colours.   Once done, place this coloured piece of paper on a white sheet of paper.   Stare at the coloured shaped piece unless you eyes get tired of it.  Then whip it aside quickly but with your eye's focused on the area the coloured piece was a moment before.   Keep looking.  Within a few seconds the EXACT opposite colour will come up, showing up on the white piece of paper you left below.   

    This is your subconsicous mind giving your eyes natural relief.  So if you want a room that's easy to live in, but you want to entirely different colours, try this method.

    1. timorous profile image82
      timorousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The effect is very short-lived.  It's also bad for your eyes to stare at anything...especially this computer.  You need to blink every couple of seconds.  If you stare at anything long enough, it just becomes a blur and disappears until you blink once again.

      You've been warned!! neutral

  6. Tusitala Tom profile image66
    Tusitala Tomposted 8 years ago

    Correct my last, I meant to say "until your eyes get tired of it."

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow Tom, that is interesting. I will give it a go. smile

  7. Traqqer profile image66
    Traqqerposted 8 years ago

    I prefer light colors since I like the lights to bounce off the walls providing more illumination.

  8. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    Colors that remind me of the beach.

  9. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Damn, thought this thread was going to be about beer sad

    1. timorous profile image82
      timorousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol  So did I smile  I'm good with paint too...just not painting the town.

      Still, we could hijack the thread in that direction...
      btw, I like dark ale, how about you oli?

  10. elayne001 profile image83
    elayne001posted 8 years ago

    I usually like mostly white with an occasional splash of deep color - I painted one wall in our living room eggplant a while back and another wall in our bedroom burnt coral. I really liked them, but after a while you get tired of it. Right now my favorite kitchen color is red - perks me up, gets me cookin' and makes me hungry. For me, I like to change colors quite often (every other year or so).

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    maymay12posted 8 years ago

    i like white..

  12. Maximum A profile image86
    Maximum Aposted 8 years ago

    Colors that are cool and relaxing that makes me want to stay in the house. I think that light colors that have a fresh feel relaxes people.

    1. easyguyevo profile image86
      easyguyevoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol beer! Sorry guys i don't drink. LOL

  13. akirchner profile image95
    akirchnerposted 8 years ago

    It depends on the room and how much light is already there.  A medium to dark shade of green for instance is warm and adds wonderful contrast/color to a room - or maybe just 1 wall with some accents to go with it - but can be complimented by a light yellow or light gold color in the same room - or adjacent to it. 

    It is a matter of the whole concept of the house in my humble opinion - what furniture you have (dark or light) and what other fabrics, rugs, pieces you have in the room - and again, how much natural light each room has. 

    By far though, I prefer not heavy, dark colors but light and airy as it gives your house a feeling of happiness!

    1. easyguyevo profile image86
      easyguyevoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For a bathroom I prefer a light blue as a base, and then maybe other shades of blue throughout the room but not enough to overpower the light blue.

  14. scottlindsay profile image55
    scottlindsayposted 8 years ago

    I prefer light color who shade up cool & relax feature.

    1. easyguyevo profile image86
      easyguyevoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cool

  15. BRIAN SLATER profile image87
    BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years ago

    light pastel shades. Dark colours make it look closed in and gloomy. ( in my opinion)

    1. easyguyevo profile image86
      easyguyevoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yea for me 2

  16. mythbuster profile image79
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    Dark... hides the shadow people so I don't notice them at night lol

    1. easyguyevo profile image86
      easyguyevoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, thats bad.

  17. KennethDurkin profile image55
    KennethDurkinposted 7 years ago

    medium, neutral colors with some occasional bold dark colors

  18. Diane Inside profile image75
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    depends on the room. I like warm neutral colors for living room, common areas. And I like soft blues for the bedroom, it is cooling and subdued, which helps me get into the sleep mode better.

  19. Beth100 profile image73
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    It depends on the purpose of the room and the atmosphere that I want to create.  For example, for the home theatre room, I prefer dark oak walls, soft leather seating and accents with deep red and splashes of vanilla.  The flooring is a lush chocolate brown carpeting (which really helps with sound performance).  The oak walls are decorated with tapestry hangings, which also help with the sound. 

    On the opposite end of the scale, for the sunroom, I prefer white ceilings, pale yellow walls and natural rock in warms tones for the flooring.  The furniture is rattan style around glass tables.  It's light, airy and welcoming.

  20. KitchenWorktopMan profile image53
    KitchenWorktopManposted 7 years ago

    I a fan of different colours in each room. But for the Kitchen, as I'm a fitter I like a contrast. Maybe white doors with black worktops. I think too much of one colour is overkill.

    1. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i also like different color in different room.I prefer eye pleasant light color in my reading room,ocean blue in the drawing room,something dark for the bed room ..........

      1. easyguyevo profile image86
        easyguyevoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        2 help you sleep quicker, i agree

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    wicklesscandlesposted 7 years ago

    I like light neutral colors.

    1. easyguyevo profile image86
      easyguyevoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      cool

  22. atlantapainters profile image54
    atlantapaintersposted 7 years ago

    dark or light...

    I think that for the most of the house light would be preferred, even with a lot of windows and /or skylights.
    But for the master bedroom I'd use darker colors. It is better to sleep in the dark. Just make sure you have enough lighting when you need to do some work there.

    1. easyguyevo profile image86
      easyguyevoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      nice

  23. stephanieculkins profile image44
    stephanieculkinsposted 7 years ago

    Cool colors to the eyes is my thing this can help me to be more relaxed

    1. easyguyevo profile image86
      easyguyevoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i feel most relaxed in a bathroom and of course a bedroom. Strange HUH!

  24. Hestia DeVoto profile image60
    Hestia DeVotoposted 7 years ago

    I like a mix, with some bright or dark accents against lighter colors.

    My grandma always had the interiors of her homes painted all white (even over the wood trim!) as she felt it gave a clean feeling but to me it was like being in a blank space or on the set of a scifi movie.

    Then there's the friend of mine who has a house that looks like it's a Pottery Barn catalog page.  I can't tell if it means she has her own style or not.

 
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