Choosing the best colors to paint the interior of your home
Have you ever walked into a home or office and immediately sensed that something didn’t feel quite right but couldn’t quite figure out why? There’s a good chance that it had something to do with the color of the paint. The colors you surround yourself with can influence your (and your guests) state of mind, making you feel either comfortable or detached. Knowing how to choose the best colors to paint the interior of your home is the secret to creating a beautiful, harmonious atmosphere throughout.
The experts at Fairfield Painters say “Choosing the right colors and creating a seamless flow of hues through your home will not only showcase your personal style but perfectly accent its architectural accent.”
Following are a few tips from American Painting in CT that will help you choose the best colors to paint your home’s interior and increase its overall appeal.
First and Foremost, Pay Attention to Lighting
There’s a reason that paint stores provide light boxes. It’s to give their customers the opportunity to test paint chips, to find out how they’ll look during different lighting conditions. A couple of things you should know is that incandescent lighting will bring out yellows and warm tones while fluorescent lighting will cast a sharp, blue color tone. What this means is that a brilliant, sharp color may be too overpowering if used on all of the walls in a room or close to a big window. On the other hand, it could be effective if used as an eye-catching accent wall with access to indirect light.
Use a Mix of Lighter and Darker Shades of the Same Color
An easy way to create the optimum color flow in your home is to use darker and lighter shades of the same color throughout, also consider how you’d like the colors to transition from room to room. You can make the process a lot easier by using a fan deck, a valuable tool when it comes to choosing a transition of shades.
You can create continuity by choosing colors with similar undertones. For instance, if you’re partial to red hues that have blue undertones, look for various other colors that have blue undertones.
Pick Up Colors from Your Furnishing
Look to existing furnishings for color inspiration. Take note of fabric colors in your furniture, knick knacks and artwork and add a similar color in different rooms.
Alternate in Accent Colors
Choose a few of your favorite colors (3 to 5) and alternate the primary, secondary and accent colors for every room. For instance, maybe the ceiling color in one of the rooms becomes and main wall color in another room, then an accent color in another. Creative ways to bring in your accent colors would be through throw pillows, using wall stencils, window treatments, lampshades, etc. Get creative, using one or two of the colors that all of your rooms are going to share.
Painting the interior of your home gives you the opportunity to add inspired touches and create a welcoming atmosphere – these tips will help.