How to Solve Color Dilemmas and Select the Perfect Paint Color
Choosing the right paint colors for your home is both exciting and daunting. How do you know which colors to choose and which colors will look good together? Will you be happy with your choices once the project is done and your home is painted, or will you have regrets? A professional interior designer with an experienced painting company can help you navigate the world of color. Here are some ideas to keep in mind:
Before starting a paint project you should always identify what your goal is with the space. How do you use each room and what type of atmosphere do you want to convey in the space … Cozy? Relaxing? Exciting and Bold? Bigger?
Work With What You Love
With thousands of paint colors to choose from, picking the perfect color for your space can be overwhelming. One of the best ways to narrow down selections and hone in on the tone that will make your space sing is to look at your existing furniture. Think about the colors of your couch, rug, floors and cabinetry. The colors you’ve chosen to furnish your home are a good indicator of the palettes you like. You can also try to pull colors from a favorite painting or art piece that inspires you.
Find Your Light
There’s nothing worse than choosing a color in the store, then getting it home and seeing it completely change as the light hits it. When choosing a paint color, keep in mind how much light the room gets, noting that in very bright rooms, each wall may look different at different times of day. The best way to test paint colors is to tape chips horizontally to the walls. Once you select your color, get a paint sample and paint large patches on each wall in the room and spend some time with it (at least a few days) to see how the light affects the color throughout the day.
General Color Tips & Trends
Our designers at Jackson Design and Remodeling Painting offer the following tips:
• Small spaces are instantly brightened with a light colored paint.
• Painting a ceiling a dark color can make a large space feel cozier.
• Warm tones work well in kitchens (reds, yellows, oranges) – and these palettes have also been proven to stimulate appetites!
• Use bold colors as accents: purples and reds are the new “it” colors.