Interior Painting-How to choose a Color
The color that you have chosen at present, merits a question to ask yourself: Is it a wall color that really suits my personality and mood of my home or room?
Have you considered the furnishings and décor of that room and the effects a certain color will have on it?
Perhaps, You like a bold wall color , which is great for showcasing a special piece of art work, or to complement some beautiful cabinets or What color if the woodwork or the color of your existing floor or wood floor?
These are all things one should take into consideration when picking a color.
What is the focal point of the room? For example, is it a gorgeous Oriental rug, you might choose painting a color in something neutral or low-key to accent the rug.
Do the windows face north or east? If so, the light will look cool. If the windows face from south to west, it is usually creates warm tone.
To achieve a balance, try using colors that have an opposite tone of the light mentioned above. Try a warm tone color for a room facing north to east and a cool tone for southwest window rooms.
To make things easier, you can always sample a color before actually painting a whole room. Take your time, get a quart, paint a large area of the wall, and another contrasting area. Then, take a few days to see the color during different times and different lights during the day. Then make the decision if you like it, or want to darken it or lighten it by taking it back to the paint store.
Bright Color Concerns
Concern should be exercised when using bright colors. Sure, they can be mood enhancing, however they can highlight imperfections yet to come ,such as spills, stains and nicks.
When using accent wall colors, try to choose similar shades or tones.
If you choose an accent color completely different from the other walls, it probably will not connect together or blend with your overall scheme.
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