Redecorating? Color Tricks to Make the Most Out of Your Rooms

According to the Color Matters website, color can suppress your appetite, affect taste and smell and calm football players before a big game. But we know you are drawn to shades that make you happy by elevating and enhancing the spaces you dwell in daily.

Before you check out more swatches of paint and fabrics and pore over back issues of Met Home, check out our posts on perky colors that are home runs because they are not only attractive – they are accessible in green materials that show our commitment to the planet, and prove that it only takes a simple, affordable dose of color to change a whole room.

Still Seeing Purple

Proud as a peacock to showcase this plum of a shade, purple has been hot for two years and still going, with upholstery, rugs, bedding and pillows that are berry nice for your eco habitat. Locate more here.


Pink, Orange and Red, Cool Shades for Spring and Summer


Those soft corals are no shrimps when it comes to making design statements! Why are we so drawn to these pinky feminine hues? I only know they are easy on the eye and pleasant to live with, day after day, and that’s important when it comes to investing in your rooms. Powder puff design? Naw. Call it grapefruit groovy. Here’s more.

Lemon Aids Your Space

If lemon is your squeeze, you will be sweet on yellow for your rooms. Really, is there anything more cheerful and sunny? It also can be quite chic when applied to modern furnishings, especially the ones we love which are made with healthy materials. So go bananas, and shop for bedding, chairs, and textiles that bring on the rays.


Anchors Away

We all love blues because they give us anything but their name. You don’t have to live at the beach to surround yourself with the shades of the sea and sky, as proven in the nautical trend in home design.


An Eco Solution to Boring Walls

Don’t just look to low-VOC paints to give those walls a facelift when the hot trend is cool murals. Some gorgeous designs that are printed on PVC-free textiles with eco-friendly processes are now available and don’t need to be glued down to your walls with nasty adhesives. For that real boost of color with original flare, go no further.


For extraordinary green accents for filling in with color, check out all these posts that connect you with organic bedding, furniture, textiles and home trends.

Amy Butler Carpets; Trina Turk for the Home; Ikat Prints; Decorating with Polka Dots; Henna Neutrals in Decor; Painting Old Clawfoot Tubs; Pure Green Plaids; Scandinavian Home Textiles; Butterfly Print Wallpapers; Chic Wall Coverage that Pops

Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.