How to Create a Mood With Color
Pick the perfect color scheme to enhance your mood at home. Plus, discover how color plays with your emotions, and how to manipulate color to your — and your interior's — advantage.
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Vincent Smith-Durham, an interior designer in Philadelphia, painted one wall of every room in his home shocking pink in honor of his favorite fashion designer, Elsa Schiaparelli, who made the color famous in the '30s and '40s by pairing it with black. Smith-Durham also surrounded his pink walls with black or gray. "It's an incredible geranium pink with a lot of orange in it," he says, "It throbs with life, like the heartbeat of the house."
You don't have to be as bold as pink — choose any bright shade in the color wheel to get your drama fix. Designer Andreas Charalambous chose a red accent wall to bring energy to this light-filled living room.