Picking a paint colour doesn’t have to be difficult..
Picking out the perfect shade of paint to use inside your home can feel like an intimidating and overwhelming challenge. There are seemingly limitless options to choose from and even when you do manage to make a decision it can feel like quite the commitment. However, there are steps you can take to make the process feel a bit more manageable.
1. Decide on a feeling
The first question you should ask yourself when picking out a new shade of paint for a room is “what type of feeling do I want to create in this space?” Consider how you want to feel in the room as well as how you want guests to feel. If you want the space to feel serene, your paint colour choice might be much different than if you want the room to be energetic.
2. Examine the existing colours
Look around the room you want to paint and take note of colours that are already in the space. Consider what pieces of furniture and décor you definitely want to keep and make sure that your next choice of paint fits with the hues that will stay in the room.
3. Remember the purpose
The purpose of a room can help you pick out the perfect paint colour. For instance, if you’re redecorating a kitchen you may want to think about whether you’ll spend most of your time in the room working, relaxing, or entertaining others. This can help guide your decision making.
4. Consider the lighting
The size of the room and lighting are also important factors to consider when choosing a colour. Homeowners often overlook the natural light of a space, which should influence paint decisions. The direction of your light and windows will change the way your colour appears on the wall.
5. Avoid overly saturated colours
Colours like pink, yellow, bright blue, and orange can be difficult to use as an overall wall colour. However, more subdued shades of these colours can work. A toned down, less saturated version of each of these hues can bring just as much energy without being overwhelming. A perfect example of this is when you’re painting a nursery.
Be sure that your wall colour doesn’t clash with focal points throughout the room. You can do this by maintaining a simple colour scheme and avoiding the use of multiple different hues. A general rule is to stick to one palette of three to five colours. One white or light colour, one to two neutrals, and one or two supporting colours. You can also go for a monochromatic look by using different colour concentration combinations in a space.
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