How to Choose Interior Paint Colors
When choosing the right interior paint colors, people commonly make the mistake of picking a color they love to paint a room. Unfortunately, just because you like a color doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for the room.
Choosing the color that will work perfectly in your space is a difficult task. Sometimes it seems that colors shape-shift once they’re on the wall, and all the options we have available can be overwhelming. What effect would the light have on it? Will the color match your rugs? Is the color going to make the room appear smaller?
While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to choosing the best interior paint color, considering the following tips will help you go a long way.
Pay Attention to the Natural Light
Light has the most influence on how colors look indoors. The amount of light that enters your space, the light source’s direction, and the room’s existing colors, such as the furniture and carpeting, can affect how colors are perceived. This is particularly true for whites and neutrals, which reflect any other colors that are present in the room.
Colors in a room with northern light exposure will remain consistent throughout the day. In contrast, colors in a room with southern light exposure will change throughout the day. Rooms with southern exposure benefit from gorgeous warm light, but too much light can be too concentrated or glaring at times.
How Color Affects the Size of the Room
Bright and vibrant colors can reflect more natural light and help open up a small space, making it appear bigger. Consider the already prominent colors in the area so that your paint color selection feels harmonious and cohesive in the room. Do you like to make your room feel cozier? If this is the case, consider a darker, warmer alternative. Clean, cool colors may work well in a contemporary space, while classic colors may work better in a more traditional area.
How Color Theory Helps You Choose a Color Scheme
You don’t have to be an expert in color theory to get wonderful inspiration from a color wheel. These low-cost color tools will quickly produce color scheme ideas. You can see how colors refer to each other by turning the wheel. While you’re unlikely to paint your house in the precise colors shown on the wheel, you can get a solid idea of the scheme.
Don’t Neglect the Trim
Even after you’ve chosen the perfect wall color, your painting decisions aren’t entirely done. You may now select a trim color for the ceiling molding, doors, and baseboards, which should complement your wall color and the room’s overall scheme. Molding and trim help determine the room’s style by adding architectural character and dimension to the walls. At the same time, window and door molding and baseboards serve the valuable purpose of concealing gaps common in most homes.
Plan to paint all of the trim in the main areas of the home the same color to produce a cohesive effect from room to room. In more private and personal spaces, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, you may want to experiment with different wall and trim color combinations. Unless you want to highlight certain elements, paint all of the trim in a room the same color. To highlight wainscoting or another interesting wall treatment, you might paint the baseboards a similar color while painting all window and door frames white.
Painting is a true art that demands an experienced artist’s understanding and skills; we know you don’t want to entrust your project to someone who isn’t prepared to treat it with professionalism and effectiveness. Our painters at Mario & Sons Construction Group use cutting-edge strategies to ensure that the painting job is done correctly, quickly, and efficiently.