Comfort and joy. It’s getting close to that time of the year, but we’re not talking about Christmas carols. This is about making your home a nest of comfort and coziness that brings you joy.
Common wisdom says to paint your walls a neutral colour and then use accent pieces to bring colour into the room. It’s a safe and sensible approach that allows you to change your accent colours seasonally by swapping out cushions or throw blankets, and won’t cause a problem when you decide to replace your blue sofa with a pink one.
When referring to colour, “warm” tones are reds, yellows and oranges, the colour of fire, and “cool” colours are blues and greens, the colour of glaciers. But when it comes to comfort and coziness, how a colour makes you feel is more important than its label.
Even greys come in warm and cool shades. Benjamin Moore recommends choosing a grey based on what direction the room’s windows are facing. “A room with northern light tends to reveal more of a paint colours’ blue and green undertones, so many homeowners opt for a warmer gray in those spaces. Southern facing light is typically more flattering, opening the door for a wider range of grays in your space.”
Two colours I would recommend for a cozy feel are HC-172 Revere Pewter and 2141-40 Creekside Green. They both have such a warm cozy feel and complement each other.