Interior Painting: How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Home
Picking house colors is not just hard, it’s terrifying, if you pick the wrong colors it is not only disappointing but also costly. However picking complementary colors can increase your homes resale value. Picking colors for your interior painting takes up a lot of planning and if possible, it is advised that you consult an expert. Picking house painting colors is definitely not an easy task, so much that it is one of the toughest parts of having your house painted.
Because it is rather tricky, here are some tips that you can use if you are caught in the dilemma of picking which color to put where. Let’s start with the obvious.
What is the focal point of your room? Is it a chair or sofa or something small like a favorite pillow or other knick knack. Where do you want the focus in your room to be? Complementing or contrasting your chosen object is a great way to give a room a focused, pulled together feel. A color wheel can help you find colors that complement or contrast. You may find that colors in different shades can be a nice touch.
Or would you prefer to have the room evoke a certain feeling. Evoking a feeling in a room can be achieved with color. This is a small ans simplified sample of colors and the feelings are associated with them
- Blue: Tranquil, optimistic
- Orange: Balanced mentally and physically happy, loyal
- Gold: Love, joy compassion
- Red: Excitement, energetic
- Indigo: Impulsive, intuitive, sensitive
- Green: Physical and mental balance, logical, grounded, loyal
Also this tip can save some money in paint. When looking at paint samples on a card or fan deck. Make sure you hold the sample up to a light or use a flashlight. I have seen plenty of mistakes where clients chose a color in a room with a dim incandescent light and when the room was painted were horrified with the results. Make sure you put a light directly on your sample!
Remember to keep in mind that your rooms should have a cohesive feel. You may find that colors in different shades can be a nice touch. Each room is part of the whole apartment or house. So the colors should complement each other. Unless you intend an eclectic look which may please you but may not help with your resale value.