Consider your location and the amount of light you have as well. Bright, hot colors work well in warm, sunny climes, where the sun diminishes their intensity. But they may not look as good in grayer northern climes.
Budget can also dictate whether you use the color on something that is costly to change, like a sofa, or on items that can be altered inexpensively, like wall paint and accessories. “I think a red sofa is fabulous,” says Caccoma. But you’re going to be locked into that color for a long time, she cautions, because sofas are expensive to buy or reupholster. Think long and hard about whether you can live with that color for an extended period of time.
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