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Add a splash of color to a San Francisco home

23 Aug 2012 12:55 PM
Add a splash of color to a San Francisco home

You might enjoy your new San Francisco home, and could consider investing resources into making it stand out among the properties in the Bay Area. Adding color is a great way to improve your house's interior, but there are several factors you should consider before making any dramatic changes.

HGTV recommends observing the 60-30-10 Rule when it comes to color. When decorating an area, 60 percent should include a primary color, 30 percent a secondary color and the remainder an accent hue.

Choosing a color that you like is important, as you're likely to spend a lot of time in your home. You might also want to consider colors associated with San Francisco landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge or Pier 39. Additionally, getting insight from friends and other owners of luxury homes in the Bay Area may also prove valuable, as they may provide home decorating ideas you might have otherwise ignored.

However, Country Living notes that a San Francisco home doesn't need bold colors to be bright and vibrant. Antiques and vintage furniture often deliver a classical touch that typically blends well with the style of many Bay Area houses.

Start small when adding a splash of color to your San Francisco home. Be sure to begin with the rooms in which you will spend the most time - before you know it, you'll have discovered a color scheme that suits your tastes.