Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Choose Light Colors for Summer

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Choose Light Colors for Summer

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The summer is typically the time of year when we dress in lighter and brighter clothing. It is also an equally good time to utilize softer, lighter colors in the home.

Lighter colors instantly give a space a feeling of being crisp, fresh and clean. Light colors also can make smaller rooms feel larger.

When decorating or deciding what colors to bring into any space, begin by evaluating a space from the doorway to get a full perspective. From there, decide what will be the largest pieces in the room and begin with those. For example, select the color and material for your sofa before selecting your coffee table, or select your bed before selecting your nightstands.

In general, choosing light or lighter colors for your upholstery pieces are the way to go. Light colors blend well with other colors, are versatile and can be used as a canvas from which a color palette can be created or built. …

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