How To Go About Selecting The Right Paint Colors For Your Home

Apr 04

homedepotAre you looking to change the aesthetics within your home this summer/spring? Painting the walls of different rooms within your home can be a great way to achieve a fresh new look and revitalize indoors. The trick is to choose complimentary colors that match the ambience of different rooms. If you are at a loss about choosing paint colors for your home, this article will help you.

Study The Colors & Patterns Of Items In Individual Rooms

It is a good idea to set aside time to analyse the colors of items existing within the rooms. Make sure to select a complimentary color that will improve the aesthetics in that room.

Zoe Kyriacos, an architectural color consultant shares some tips in selecting the right paint colors for your home in a recent article:

“Flooring, rugs, artwork and upholstery will suggest a color direction. Try to pull together these elements in your color choice. If your home is not furnished, make the paint color the last thing you choose; there are thousands of colors to choose from but maybe only one rug that you really love.”

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Play With Lighter Shades Within Rooms

For subtle emphasis, Sheri Thompson, director of color marketing and design for Sherwin-Williams, suggests painting molding or doorways just one step lighter or darker than the primary wall in a recent article:

“It’s a subtle shift in color but it really brings your eye to the detail,” she says.

This will make a room more inviting and appealing for inmates and visitors. This simple trick can greatly improve the aesthetics within a room.

Use Lighter Colors To Brighten Dull Rooms & Vice Versa

Re-painting the rooms within your rooms provides a great way to brighten dull rooms and tone down the brightness, where needed. Take advantage of this opportunity to select lighter paint colors for dark or dull rooms. Lighter colors will help in reflecting the light back into the room, thus improving the ambience within the room. Conversely, choose darker colors in rooms which are flooded with light, to tone down the brightness in these rooms.

Looking to re-paint the walls of your home for a fresh, new look? Or looking for ideas to select colors that will help liven up your home? This article will help you in your paint color selection for your home.

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