Five Color Myths

1. Does this match?

Have you had someone show you a color choice and ask, does this match? I have been put in that situation dozens of times and can’t help but reply in all honesty;  “no it does not match, but it does coordinate”. In order for a color to match it has to be the same exact color whereas if it looks good next to its companion then it is a good coordinate.

2. Red will raise your heart rate

Red will only raise your heart rate if it is entire room of red that is highly illuminated and you have to spend a great deal of time in it for the color to make your heart speed up.

3. The best room designs are those that have coordinated fabrics in the same patterns

These “matchy, matchy “ rooms are out of style, it is better to have a variety of colors and patterns that look good together rather than using  the same pattern over and over again.

4. Red cars attract traffic police

It is an old myth that if you have a red car you are more likely to get a speeding ticket. New radar uses lasers and color makes no difference what color your car is, if you are speeding in any color car you can get a ticket.

5. Do yellow houses sell faster?

Yellow houses can sell faster if among a sea of beige and grey, but white will also sell faster, especially if the house is clean and well maintained. A neutral white is easier for prospective house buyers to accept.

– Guest post from Pat Verlodt, president of Color Services & Associates, Inc

If you are still uncertain about other conventional wisdom’s regarding color, stop in to your local Hirshfield’s and let the color experts help you select the right color for your need!

Hirshfield’s is your local Minneapolis-St. Paul paint retailer. The experts at Hirshfield’s are here to help you with everything from window-treatments to paint colors. Hirshfield’s manufactures paint right here in Minneapolis.

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