While some colors don’t necessarily match all interior decor styles, that shouldn’t stop you from experimenting with different hues that you wouldn’t normally use. Here is some practical information that could help you before embarking on the adventure of your house painting.
Start by understanding the basic tones.
The universe of paint colors is almost endless, and it is without exaggeration that one can say that it is almost impossible to be able to make a quick and easy choice among them. In addition to important factors like temperature or intensity, each paint brand will have custom versions of colors that will sometimes look similar when comparing swatches but will have a very different effect when applied to your walls.
That is why it is good to know at the very beginning that groups of tones you will want to find the perfect color:
Whites: A complex process in itself, white has a vast and varied palette that will boost rooms where you are looking to create this type of effect. Although white is all-purpose, it will be good to determine whether you prefer a warm shade or a cool shade.
The reason is that warmer whites are great for a relaxed and visually relaxing vibe, while cooler hues are best in rooms where you are looking to be more active and alert.
Neutrals: For tones that will coordinate with many different colors, in addition to inspiring calm and relaxation, neutral tones like browns or beiges are perfect for people looking for more than just a white room, but who do not dare to embark on the adventure of colors coming out of their comfort zone.
These hues will emanate down-to-earth energy and be a perfect match for your productive workdays.
Pale colors: In the world of painting, each bright color inevitably has its diluted version, either pastel or simply paler. Like neutral shades, this option will be perfect for people who are still hesitant to take the plunge to dark colors. Let yourself be charmed by shades like powder blue, sage, pale yellow, or a subtle pink.
Dark Colors: Contrary to popular belief, using dark colors in a well-lit room will not make you feel like a narrower room. On the contrary, when well laid out, the place will seem a good size and will have a distinguished air.
Each room has a colorful message.
No matter the size of your home, each room has a specific purpose and its character. For example, the bedroom will not have the same role as your dining room, and your office will not have the same use as the kitchen.
When choosing a color, it would be best to apply the previous point to avoid choosing a shade that might distract or tire you in rooms where you will need concentration.
For the bedroom, think about the tones that will give you a sense of calm and relaxation. With too vibrant colors like red or yellow, your mind will have a hard time resting. If you like these colors, consider the pastel or diluted versions of these instead of a less imposing effect.
However, for rooms like the living room or the kitchen, a vibrant and glowing yellow will come to give life to these places, which are points of gathering and family moments. If, for you, your living room is a place more associated with rest, a dark green like forest green, or even a dark gray are shades that can create a feeling of comfort.
In the end, choose colors that represent you.
Your personality will play a huge role in your decor, and while the above tips should be taken into account, it’s just as good to listen to your inner artist and let go. In the end, you will be the person who will live in your house, and that is why it is good to adapt it to your preferences.
If you are a cheerful, inspired and always on the moving person, and you want your space to reflect this dynamic, find vibrant colors that will go well with each other, without overflowing too much.
Otherwise, a space of pale and neutral tones, even in common and pleasant rooms, will create a beautiful lightness and will match practically any type of furniture or materials. So this is perfect for people who like to keep it simple!