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What color should I paint my home office

If your home is big enough, you can easily turn one of the rooms into a home office. It doesn’t need to be a large area. The basement could work as well. But finding the space for the office is not all there is to it. You also need to create an appropriate decor for it. The color is very important in this case. A dark office can be depressing but a too colorful one can be distracting. Let’s see some of the steps you’ll need to take in order to find the right color.

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First of all, decide on a style. If you want your office to have a masculine feel than neutral colors are the way to go. If, on the other hand, you plan on turning it into a more feminine area, you should consider pastels and brighter colors.

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Another important step is determining the amount of light that you’ll have in the office. The office should be bright as large windows are preferable. In this case you can further enhance this look by using colors such as white to make the office seem bigger. Darker colors are also suitable. Since the room is already filled with light coming through the windows, there’s no need to try brightening up the room by using light colors. There’s also the possibility of having a space with little windows or with no windows at all, in which case the color needs to be as bright as possible.

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After you have decided on a color for the walls, it’s time to pick the furniture. If the walls are bright, the furniture can either feature a similar color tone or a contrasting shade. It all depends on the result you want to obtain. Natural wood color is the most versatile and matches with everything.

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After you have chosen the furniture, all you need are some decorations. Since until now you’ve probably opted for more neutral tones, it would be a good idea to add some vibrant colors. You can do that with the help of artwork for the walls and all sorts of accessories and decorations such as lamps and office tools. Make sure all the colors match and that the contrast is visually pleasing.{picture sources:1,2,3 and 4&5}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on May 8, 2012

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