Choose the perfect shade for the walls

How to choose the perfect shade of pale
Scandinavian style: The walls in this room are painted white with a flash of grey

Designers and experts share advice on choosing the right shade for rooms in the house: purple, yellow and red in the bedroom.


1. Give preference to magenta, where blue more than pink. Mountbatten pink in combination with light pink or yellow – perfect for bedroom and living room.

– Sara Story, New York interior designer

2. Deep purple shade is best used as an accent, or he can push, which reduces space visually.

– Elaine Griffin, New York, interior designer

3. On the walls of the paint usually have a more intense shade than on the samples, keep that in mind when selecting the perfect shade of color in the store. Lavender color is well applied as a base color, but the emphasis can be combined with white.

– Jeffrey Bilhuber, New York, designer

beige color

1. Beige shade may be greenish, golden or brown base. Choosing the right shade, compare them with each other and with white color – and you can never go wrong in choosing the correct tone.

– Mary McGee, Los Angeles, designer

2. With beige color, you can pass the line and cause sadness in the room. To avoid this effect, you can use a variety of textures and patterns in the room. Coffee table, dressed in leather, light coral chair, mat give the room a great wealth and completeness.

– Mary McGee, Los Angeles, designer

3. When viewing a sample of beige shades, choose a shade less intense on your choice because the colors tend to look darker than the walls.

– Kelly Emperor, San Francisco designer

4. Rethink beige. Beige has a range of gray and green to shades of latte.

– Kelly Emperor, San Francisco designer

5. Ecru – more intense shade than ivory or beige. Therefore, if you do not want to use a light accents can be combined ecru and beige, got elegant colors.

– Jonathan Rachman, San Francisco designer


1. If you like yellow, but you do not want to make the room too bright, mix your favorite yellow blend with white and apply on the wall – and the base color is your favorite, and saturation is not that challenging.

– Marlaina Teich, New York, designer

2. Yellow looks perfect on accents – it may be favorite carpet, vase or lampshade. Combine the color of the walls (on the wall, or only the gable) with bright accents – and the yellow room will shine with new colors.

– Sara Gilbane, New York, designer

3. The yellow wall is the best "work" in a room with plenty of daylight. Dark rooms can be decorated with a splash of yellow and dark gray shades.

– Sara Gilbane, New York, designer

Orange and red

1. If you are thinking about painting a room in red, better utilizing peach or melon shade. All these shades are also strong, but not dominant.

– Katie Ridder, New York, designer

2. belonged to the difficult definable colors – peach, pink, orange and coral. These hybrid colors are even more interesting due to its depth and softness.

-Katie Knight, New York, designer

3. Mix and terra cotta with the same vibrant colors for even greater intensity: a beautiful gold, deep purple, olive, fiery orange.

– Allison Smith, designer

4. Use a deep shadow, like a rusty or chestnut to create a dramatic effect.

– Cecilie Starin, San Francisco designer