Home Decorating Tips — July 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Ideas for using COLOR in your home

One of the most exciting yet sometimes daunting tasks you’ll have after buying a new home is deciding how to decorate it. Very few of us are lucky enough to find that perfect home, already decorated exactly the way we want it. More often than not, a couple fresh coats of paint is the first step in the process. But unless you’re an interior designer by trade, chances are you’re asking yourself what colors to pick. Much like today’s cereal aisles, the choices seem endless. In this post, we’ll share some of our favorite articles with great ideas on how to get started, how to narrow it down and best of all, include some beautiful photos for inspiration.

But first, a couple quick thoughts from some of the more creative people here at Summit Mortgage.

1. Paint before you move in whenever you can. Slapping some new paint on the walls and ceiling is much easier when you’re not dodging furniture, kids, pets and those lovely hard plastic toys you always seem to find when you’re in bare feet! Besides making it easier to move ladders and paint cans around, you won’t risk spilling paint on your expensive stuff.

2. If you’re planning on putting in new flooring, carpet or baseboards…make sure you paint first!  Nothing ruins that new home buzz faster than spilling a 5 gallon bucket of primer on your new wood floor.

3. Just go for it!!!  You want to go bold. You want to try something new. You know you do…so just go for it!  In the grand scheme of home improvement, paint is relatively inexpensive. So give it a try.  Chances are it’s going to look as amazing as you hoped. But even if it doesn’t, it’s pretty easy to fix.

This article show a variety of color schemes and the mood they help create.

You’re finally ready to move beyond all white walls, but you’re not quite confident enough to cover you’re whole house in creamy eggplant or burnt tangerine…this article has some great examples of tried and true color schemes sure to be a hit at your house warming party.


So you found a photo of a kitchen that you absolutely love, but how do you make sure your new inspiration will work throughout the rest of the house? This article has some great tips and advice for where to start and how to make it work for the whole house like a true pro. You’re friends will be oh so jealous!


At Summit Mortgage, it’s an honor and a privileged to help you get into the home of your dreams. We can’t wait to see all the wonderful and creative ways you’ll discover to make it your own. Feel free to share any photos of your finished projects on our facebook page www.facebook.com/summitmortgage. We would love to see them!