I’ll admit, one of the things I want to change in my home is the interior paint colors. When my husband and I purchased our Old Victorian home, it was originally a light yellow on the outside. We decided to change the exterior paint color, and at Sherwin-Williams, they still have their original paint colors when they started the company. So, with our home being as old as it is, we decided to choose “Nantucket Navy” with accents of cream and dark red for the brick (which was already painted). We continue to get compliments on our exterior home colors!

In terms of the interior colors, my husband and I want to bring in modern elements into our home, however, we still would like to keep some of the original charm in our home. (Good luck, right?!?) At one point, I know my husband wanted everything gray, and I wanted to paint everything crème (not cream, if there is even a difference). We most likely are going to consult a professional (interior designer) to help choose colors based on our home goals and personality.  

From what I have researched, depending on the rooms in the home, there are particular colors it is recommended you avoid.  I am not an interior designer, artist, color expert, etc. But, from my research this is what I have determined:


Avoid: Beige. Beige bedrooms can result in restless sleep.

Try: Blue or Purple. These colors have a more calming effect, which leads to better sleep.


Avoid: Yellow, gray, and white

Try: Red, blue, green (depending on job and personality)

Choosing red may be good for those who are detail orientated, needing to focus, however, it can raise blood pressure

Choosing blue may be good for those who need to brainstorm, need to be open to new ideas, and want to tap their calm and creative side.

Choosing green may be good for those who desire innovation and calmness.


Avoid: Slate Gray, Dark Brown. These colors tend to make your kitchen look dim, dark, and dreary.

For a Feng-Shui Kitchen in order to create a calming kitchen where you can also thrive in cooking your food, determine what the goal that you want for your kitchen, and then choose one of the following after: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Beige or White.

Just remember, it is your home, your style, your choice! However, if you are considering selling your home, consulting an interior design expert may help guide you with color schemes that can result in a faster home sale!

Kelly Raulston

“Reliable and Ready” REALTOR® since 2016. I was born in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas since 1997. When I found out we were moving to Plano, Texas, I remember looking forward to riding a horse to school and a brand-new pair of cowboy boots! Growing up in Plano prepared me to be competitive, quick, and to have a strong work ethic. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Axe’em Jacks! That is where my love for East Texas began. The nature, warm smiles, football games, and community values can't be beat! I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I was a middle school math teacher in Tyler, Texas. I met my husband, Travis, in Sunday school, and we have been married since September 2016. I love being a REALTOR® in East Texas! Relationships are genuine, the area is beautiful, and the market is rockin’! I am an involved REALTOR® to better the community. Some of the organizations I am involved with are: The Professional Development Committee, Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee, and Tyler Educational Networking Group. Some awards I have won were “The Hustle Award” in 2016, and “Rookie of the Year” in 2017. When I am not working with my clients, I like to spend quality time with my friends and family doing the following: running, target practice, read and participate in book club, and playing with my dachshund Greta.
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