When thinking about home improvement projects, owners, even do-it-yourself-ers often turn to professionals for advice. Here, David Weekley Homes does its take on an old BUILDER feature, which was called "Ask the Builder."

It’s no question that color has the ability to make a huge impact on the mood of a room. When decorating our homes, we tend to opt for the lighter side on the color scale – perhaps because we think it’s conventional, friendlier or maybe easier to work with. However, dark hues are a neat option if you want to evoke a strong sense of mood, and are a surefire way to give the room an instant dramatic effect.

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