There are few things that can impact the emotional environment of your home like color. It can lift and inspire, soothe and excite. And, whether subtle or bold, color can add feeling and flair to your home décor.

“If you want to have a home that feels cohesive, the first thing to do is pick your color palette. Then, stick to those colors. We like to go with one color mixed with lots of neutrals,” said Kayde Johnston-Anderson with design firm Pacific Dimensions (PDI).

PDI designer Jill Mitchell introduces color into a neutral palette by starting with plenty of white upholstered pieces, lamps, drapery and bedding to keep it bright and airy. Then she layers in neutrals for depth and adds in espresso or black wood finishes and beams. Metallic is added with picture frames, accessories and nail heads on furniture.

Want more than one color? Choose colors that complement each other. This can be done by adding pops of color with throw pillows, bedding, art and accessories. This way, when color trends shift – and they do – you will be able to trade in for a fresh look with new color options, according to PDI designer Roseli Kim.

Ultimately, color can affect your mood. Does that orange dining room make you hungrier? Do your light blue bedroom walls help you drift off to sleep? So, choose colors that make YOU feel at home.

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