How do you feel about red walls? Or mixing strong patterns? Perhaps you prefer an oasis of calm in pastel tones and subtle shades? The colors you use to decorate your home are very personal, and have a lot to do with your personality and cultural background. Some homeowners love decorating and do it often, taking great pleasure to updating their surroundings with the latest trends color, pattern and texture. But others prefer the familiar comfort of  classic color combinations that never go out of style.

Apart from what individual colors mean to you or other residents of the house, you should consider the purpose of redecorating. If your intention is to brighten up your home because you are putting it on the market, then you will want to choose neutral colors that wont put off potential buyers who do not share your color preferences.

Download our Guide to Adding Color to Your Home below for tips on selecting the right color combinations for every situation.