What Your Paint Color Says About You
If your walls could talk, here’s what they’d reveal. By Sarah Stebbins
Expert advice to smooth the way, from San Francisco interior designer Kimberly Ayres and New York City wallpaper master Al Hoxha.
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.