Decorating your home is always a personal decision. Your own mood and style play a huge role in what you choose. However different areas of the country have different stylistic choices as well.
Colorado is no different. With the expansive mountains setting a gorgeous backdrop for many homes here taking a cue from nature is always a good idea.
Colorado rustic decor
A lot of the décor in Colorado is more rustic in theme. If your home has those kinds of touches: wood ceiling beams, large stone fireplaces, wood flooring and cabinetry throughout; painting a darker color will make the room feel closed in and smaller.
Cozy is one thing, smothered is another. Try using white, pale greys or pale beiges for wall and ceiling colors. It will make the space feel larger and brighter.
If you have stone touches, like a fireplace, take the cue from that to find your tone. If the stones are more grey/slate, go white or pale grey; if more red/orange toned think ivory or beige.
When deciding on colors, think about the outdoors
The light blue of the sky, white of the clouds, deep evergreen of the mountains. Choosing blues and greens give a calmer feeling in a room. You could also think of the warmer hues of the sunshine, the warm tones of the wood and stone. These give the room and your home a friendly, inviting feeling.
Keep these tips in mind as well
Dark or bright colors aren’t taboo. Use them for pops of color with pillows or furnishings. Accent walls are another great way to pull darker or brighter colors into a room. Don’t do that if the room is already small or has a low ceiling or you’ll make it feel closed in.