Certain paint colors can lift your spirits, make a room seem larger or smaller, and even — much to the chagrin of homeowners or real-estate agents — drag out the sale of a property.
These days, you can’t go wrong with shades of white and off white, according to Jody Finglas of Finglas Painting in Ossining, N.Y.
“What was very in vogue 10 years ago, like faux and decorative painting, funky wallpapers and dark accent walls, has changed,” he said. “Now it’s all about less is more. We’re seeing a lot of requests for lighter, brighter colors.”
Add color with furniture and accessories, Finglas said. They can be switched out easily depending on your mood or the season.