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 Three: I'm afraid to try anything but white. What do I do?

You've got an inkling of an idea that you'd like some color, but you're afraid of anything but white! Don't be afraid! Color can make all of the difference! Below are listed some of the most common fears of those people who only choose white when they really want a little color:

1. "When I sell this place, I'll have to have white walls."
That's not always true, since some buyers are looking for a "lived-in" feel when they choose a home. Color creates a mood and sets a theme, so you'll find many home buyers feel they've gotten a bonus because of a color theme set in a room.

2. "I have white furniture but it's disappearing into my white walls."
You started with a safe, monochromatic color choice: all white. Now, you've lived with it for a while and need a little color. A safe way to introduce color is through textiles and accessories. Start by finding throw pillows, curtains, vases or flowers that put spots of color into your room. Bring home your choices and make a composition of color that breaks up the overall white monotone. Next, when you feel a little braver, paint one accent wall color. Now, you're on your way to more color and more courage.

3. "But really, when I sell this place, I'll have to have white walls."
You can have white walls when you sell, but you're living here now. You have to honor your own living space while you're living in it, and paint color is the easiest thing and least expensive thing to change.