(ARA) - The most lived-in rooms of the home are the perfect places to express your personal style and creativity.
"In the rooms where we begin and end each day, it's important to add decorative elements that refresh and relax, invigorate and inspire," says Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams. "Our vast selections of colors and 2009 Lifestyle Collection provide a rich palette to do just that; vibrant yellows and reds offer warmth and energy while earth-inspired neutrals bring a calm and cozy feel to our favorite spaces."
Whatever your inspiration, color is a great way to freshen up your favorite rooms. Consider one of these expert tips as you begin redecorating:
* Spice up your kitchen with globally influenced oranges and greens, and try mixing details such as traditional lighting fixtures with rustic vases and serving pieces for a one-of-a-kind look. Bold accent colors are now available in Sherwin-Williams designated GreenSure paints such as Duration Home Interior Latex -- a low-VOC product that offers exceptional durability and stain resistance.
* Even in the room you snooze, don't be afraid to add eye-opening, vivid blues and greens. Your bedroom can pop with an eclectic mix of vintage and modern touches, or add an unexpected animal print throw rug to complete the space.
* Create a luxurious, spa-like bath with cosmetic-inspired corals and pinks, or botanical tones. And don't forget the accents, like a new shower curtain, candles and fresh flowers to retreat in style.
To stir your imagination as you make color choices, collect larger paint chips to help coordinate with fabrics and other accessories. Or, test several color options with custom-tinted samples from a local paint store. You can even preview selections with an online color visualizer.
And share your love of color with others at a Web site like colorofinspiration.com, a forum dedicated to expressing creativity in color. There, you can upload your favorite colorful photos -- whether they are of a vacation sunset or backyard garden -- and see and comment on the hues that inspire others.
Incorporating a new color palette into your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom is a great way to brighten your daily routine. For more color ideas, visit sherwin-williams.com or your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams paint store.
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