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What Your Paint Color Says About You

If your walls could talk, here’s what they’d reveal. 

Purple room with yellow decor
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If You Gravitate to Jewel Tones…

Colors that seem plucked from the red carpet on Oscar night—ruby, emerald, sapphire, amethyst, topaz—lend instant va-va-voom. Like the celebrities who turn heads in those hues, you are probably outgoing, confident and creative. “People who choose these colors want to feel inspired by their environments; they thrive on the stimulation,” says Ashcraft. The brilliant, concentrated colors are wonderful at minimizing flaws: They can make a room without much architectural interest feel glamorous, create intimacy in an imposing space and play up the coziness in a small room, says Reed.

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