Color Scheming Your Way To Zen

Achieving balance in home staging design is essential. It is true that certain colors evoke certain emotions, but only when specific hues of a particular color are used. For instance, blue is generally known as a soothing color. This is true of lighter shades of blue, like cornflower and cerulean.

However, shades like royal blue or indigo are associated with feelings of conservatism, intelligence, stability and unity. Different shades of colors arouse different feelings, and it is important to familiarize yourself with these implicit attachments before experimenting with a highlighting color in your scheme.

We have recently featured home staging tips from our Facebook and Twitter fans on the furniture blog. Last week, we focused on the topic of specific color themes for home-staged spaces. The general consensus from our social media friends was that many people prefer to design with neutral or calming color themes. This sparked our intrigue, and we wondered: Where is it appropriate to add vibrant splashes when home-staging furniture in rooms? Heather Holsenback loves to add color to her kitchen and bathrooms. In her opinion, “[a bright color] in the kitchen … makes it more fun to cook!”

The furniture blog is rich with home-staging tips for arranging your rental furniture. However, color tips are rarely addressed. Choose only one or, at most, two accent colors to serve as a running theme throughout the home-staged room. Too many assorted bright colors will look cluttered and will cause the eyes to divert to specific areas of the room instead of it being viewed as one aesthetically-pleasing landscape. Also, when using patterned furniture, use complementary solid colors as an anchor to help the patterned theme pop, yet not be over-powered by other color distractions in the room.

Need ideas for your latest home staging effort? Browse our selection of clearance furniture to find pieces that will add just the right amount of color to your home-staging space!