Constance Answers Your Top 10 Color Dilemma Questions

Constance Ramos, host of Color Correction, takes a look at the top 10 common color dilemmas from users and provides simple tips for designing a beautiful space without creating a color disaster.

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Question Two: My husband and I don't agree on the same color choices. How can we pick a palette we can both live with?

Two people who love each other may not love the same colors. There is a way to meet in the middle and find the right color combination that you both will love living with.

1. Color is personal
It's important to understand that our perception of color is highly personal. We perceive color not only through our eyes, but also through our memories and our feelings. Remember that there are no bad colors, only colors that aren't working for you in this space at this time.

2. Talk it out and don't take it personally.
The best way to start finding a color solution is to talk about how certain colors affect each of your moods. Each of you should make a list of your favorite and least favorite colors. Talk about your choices, as you may discover memories attached to certain shades that you want to enhance or forget!

3. Try a combination.
Once you've discovered what colors work for both of you, see if those colors could work together! A great way to start is to choose an agreeable neutral color to be your main color field. Next, work in your favorite colors in small amounts, as focal points in the room. Maybe your favorite color could be cushions and throws, while his favorite color could be an accent wall.

4. Get a color expert to help
Sometimes the best way to find a solution is to enlist the help of a professional designer and color expert. They are trained to listen carefully to each idea and suggestion to find the best solution.