I am a ‘HOW TO’ sucker. Tempt me further with a cheap decorating tip and I’m on it like spit bugs on my rosemary plant. So, when I read the blurb on Yahoo on how to ‘Tone Down a Bright Wall Color’ I was there in one key stroke.
The article started out…‘Painting over the existing color is an expensive and time-consuming proposition, and it can take multiple coats of a new color to completely tone down a bright color. If you use the right decorations around the room, you can tone down paint color without repainting.
I’m all about inexpensive quick fixes and saving time. I read on.
The suggestions included: hang neutral curtains, change your slip cover and bedding, get a dimmer for your lamp or get a new lamp, get new art, screw in a blue light bulb, put up and paint moldings and get new furniture.
Excuse me! This is not rocket science people. A gallon of paint,two or three hours of work and $40 or a mountain of shopping, moving, fixing, trimming, cutting, sawing plus many hundreds of dollars and your room is still orange!
My inexpensive tip, REPAINT THE DARN ROOM!!