Painting a house and re-charging your life

I have been humbled this past week by so many of you emailing to tell me how much you enjoy my blog, how you admire my courage, and believe other doors will open for me on my path. If I ever wonder if my writing makes a difference, I’m wondering no more. Thank you.

Now on to the blog!

I have been a painting fool since we arrived back to Bend.  color palette

Every room in the house, except the bathrooms, felt like they needed to be a different color in order to feel bright and homey to me.

I didn’t really even know what colors I wanted; I don’t have expertise in the matching of colors area. So I headed to Lowe’s to get some paper paint squares and brochures.

As I looked through the brochures and put sample color squares on the wall, something interesting happened. A vision of what I wanted began to form. As I walked through each room, I noted what I wanted to feel like when I spent time there.

I wanted the living room to feel warm and cozy. What colors would bring that?

I wanted the kitchen to feel inviting. What colors would do that for me?

I wanted our bedroom to feel bright and relaxing. What colors would embrace that?

It ended up being quite simple really.

You probably already know that color can dramatically affect our moods and emotions. It can influence our actions and cause physiological reactions. Think about the last time you walked into someone’s home or a business where you felt relaxed, or on the flip side, anxious. Did you notice what colors were in that space?

Your home, apartment, studio… living space, is an extension of who you are internally. Every color you choose, nick-knack you place, plant you hang, is in some way connected to your inner being.

Does your home represent the authentic you?

When you walk around, do the various spaces feel the way you’d like?

If not, could a little paint be in your future?

It’s an inexpensive way to bring a big change to your wellbeing, a re-charge if you will.

Note to self (and maybe you too). If you decide to paint, determine how long you think it will take, then quadruple it. That oughta cover it. :)

What experience do you have with various colors? I'd love to know.

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As always, take from here what works for you, share this with your friends if you think they might benefit, and the rest… you can leave behind.

Bloom On!