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 Neutrals…
Like rocks along the coast or monuments of marble or granite, gray, brown, beige, and ivory have a feeling of permanence and a crisp, classic look. If this appeals to you, you are probably even-keeled and practical, and not interested in re-painting your rooms every few years because you’ve tired of the shades, says Eiseman. You may also be in on a trade secret: Earthy walls allow you to use more color in your accessories and furnishings. “It’s really smart if you’re a color person to do a neutral backdrop and let your bright art and objects shine,” says Ashcraft.