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…
“If you paint a tiny bathroom navy blue, it will seem dark and confining, but sapphire has a dynamic, enveloping effect—it has to do with the brightness of the color.” To keep things feeling cohesive, not chaotic, pair jewel tones with neutrals or colors that have a similar intensity. Love the shades but wary of using them all over? Eiseman suggests starting in places where you don’t spend a ton of time, such as a hallway, powder room, or dining room.