Entry #61, April 9, 2010
The laundry room is probably the last room that you like hanging out in. What if I told you the color of your
laundry room will boost your spirits, and might help you fold 10 times more clothes? Alright, that was a stretch. Go look in your laundry room. Is it cold, dark, and blah? Does it make you want to run out of it? If so, read on.
Lighting: Before you pick a color, you must have good lighting sources. Windows that allow natural light is ideal. Artificial light from multiple
sources is helpful. Remember the HGTV 2010 Dream house laundry room? They used overhead lights for overall lighting, and lamps to create ambiance lighting. Task lighting in the form of undercounterlights is often used as well.
Warm colors: Have windows to bring the outdoors in? Choose warm colors that compliment the outdoor views that come in. Greenery outside? Consider warm colors like yellow, taupe, light green, and soft oranges to compliment the colors of the outdoors. Warm colors naturally create a feeling of sunshine, happiness and
Cool colors: Even if you don’t have natural light pouring into your laundry room, soft tones of cool colors can be
soothing and inviting. Blues, grays, and even rich browns can make a laundry room worth staying in.
Neutral colors: Who says you must have color? Sometimes an absence of color, especially in a laundry room can make everything feel clean and crisp. After all, isn’t this how you want your clothes to feel? White,is classic, crisp and never goes out of style.
Soft or Bold? Depending on your personality, and the decor of your home
you can go soft or go bold. If bold colors make you excited to tackle the laundry than go for it! This example from Better Homes and Gardens is of a laundry combined in a kitchen, is a great example of how the two functions can work in the same space.
Remember every color has a warm and cool tone to it. Judge by your personality, your family and decor of your home. Any color you choose, needs to make the laundry room an inviting place to stay.
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