Painting is a quick way to make an old room more attractive. Color can change our perception of the space around us, turning it cool and energetic, spacious or cozy. Here are few ways which ca help you pick up the perfect colors for your home.
Find Inspiration : You can come up with ideas by thinking of what appeals to you. Take into consideration your idea’s common denominators in terms of color Do you like a variety of colors or particular shades and tints of a specific color? Do you like them bold or muted? Digging deep in your inspiration plays an important role in selecting your color choices.
Define the Mood: When selecting a color, consider the mood of a room. For a bedroom you can use soft and cool colors to create a quieter feeling while stronger colors are for drama. Dont overstimulate your children with intensely bright hues in your kid’s room to create an active and exciting energy or an orderly and restful feeling. You may not know it, but some brighter colors can lead to unrest and irritability.
Color Clarity : The color wheel has thousands of colors to choose from, making the selection process daunting for even the most confident of painters. Here are some general guidelines to follow:
Paint is generally divided into two groups: bolds and neutrals. Neutrals include pastels, beiges, grays and whites. Bold colors include vibrant reds, greens, pinks, blues, greens and purples.
Neutrals are generally considered to be a safer choice because they blend with many different décor styles. If want to change your décor later on, you can often keep the same color.
Test Your Color Choice : Try testing colors on poster board or large areas of a wall. Consider strong, vivid colors or soft, deep neutrals like chocolate brown or olive green as main or accent colors. Or add drama with a stronger color on the ceiling. Tinted ceilings can dramatically change the whole look of a room.
Choose Different Paint Finishes : A single color used on walls and trim takes on new significance when applied in different finishes. The color will appear slightly different on each surface.
Don’t Forget the Ceiling : Many a times the ceiling is often ignored and the idea of painting it can be intimidating. A general rule of thumb is to paint the ceiling three shades lighter than the walls. It will make the walls feel higher.