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Tips for Planning the Perfect Interior Paint Colors

Interior Paint ColorsPainting your home interior is potentially a frustrating experience. Besides having to choose paint colors from limitless options, there is the possibility you won’t be happy with the results. Fortunately, there are certain practical considerations you can make which simplify the process of choosing colors for your home’s interior.

Room Dimensions

Evaluate each room to be painted and determine whether you would like to create an impression that the room is either larger or smaller than it actually is. Paint color affects the way a room is perceived.

If you want a room to appear larger, go with light colors. Besides basic whites, light green, blue, and violet tend to generate the illusion of a bigger space.

If you want a room to appear smaller, choose dark hues such as navy blue or forest green.

Ceiling Color

The concept of light and dark colors affecting the perception of a room’s dimensions definitely applies to the ceiling. The impression of a high ceiling is achieved when painting with light shades, which opens up the space. The ceiling can be drawn into a room’s space, making it appear smaller, with dark paint colors.

Large Wall Spaces

The way a particular paint color looks can vary, depending on the size of the space it is painted on. When people paint on large walls, they often discover that the paint looks darker than what they wanted; they get the idea they purchased the wrong shade. In reality, it’s just another matter of perception. It’s smart to choose a paint color a shade or two lighter than what you really want for large areas, since it will appear darker.

Consult the Color Wheel

A color wheel is a very helpful tool which identifies complementary colors, those being the ones opposite from one another on the wheel. The color wheel also demonstrates the “temperature” of colors, whether cool or warm.

colorwheel640Create a Mood

You can find information about all the colors and the moods they create on our website. If you want a room to have a serene feeling, choose colors that are soft and cool. To create excitement, use intensely bright hues. For a social atmosphere, go with neutrals or deep blue-greens.

Consider Lighting

Is there natural light in a room? If so, the truest colors on the walls will be on display. If there is incandescent lighting, yellows and warm tones are enhanced. Fluorescent lighting throws a sharp blue tone.

Don’t Forget the Finish

Part of making paint color choices is what type of finish you want. Matte, for instance, is a less reflective type of paint; semi-gloss has some shine; and there are others, such as satin. When choosing paint for the different rooms of the house, it’s important to achieve a cohesive look, and the finish is a key consideration.

When you hire our professionals, dealing with the mess and stress of painting walls practically becomes a needless consideration. We have the experience and skill to do a top-notch paint job in less time than you could do it yourself. We’ll even help you choose the types and shades of paint for your home, since we are familiar with the secrets of choosing ideal paint colors. Every step of the way, we are interested in helping to ensure that you are pleased with the finished look.

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