“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.”

Those words, penned by the great Oscar Wilde, hold particular meaning when taken in the context of a home. The palette of a room can alter more than the space itself, it can radically alter the mood of its occupants. That is why choosing the right color for a room is so integral. 

To ensure the correct color is chosen, each room should be measured and weighed on a case by case basis. The room’s role, shape, and surrounding features within the home must all be considered. 

When it’s done properly, the result is truly spectacular.

For an example of this, look no further than the living room of this 2-bedroom, 2-bath Castle Chase home at McDowell Mountain Ranch.

Shaded in “Greenery” (the Pantone® color of the year for 2017), everything about the room feels natural and calm. It is a direct injection of nature into a man-made space, a healthy supplication of the stillness and serenity natively associated with a crisp Spring day.  

But the use of Greenery brings more than a “freshness” to the living room—it brings a brightness and airiness to the entire 1,681 square feet house. 

And it does so without compromising the home’s chic interior design, or drawing attention away from the ruggedly beautiful views of McDowell Mountain to the East. 

To learn more about the power of color and this year’s Color of the Year, read this article from Sotheby’s Extraordinary Living Blog