Some people are still on the fence about choosing the right color for their interior. However, there are tips from experts around that we can use. Some of the tips including color psychology are derived from experiment.
And here, we have some basic home interior painting tips for homeowners.
Choosing the right paint type
There are at least oil paint and latex paint type. Latex paint is more popular since it is easy to use and clean. The latex paint also last long and has les shining surface than oil paint.
Latex paint is recommended for wall and households.
As for wood, oil paint is better. It can seal any knots and stain of the wood. However, you can always use oil paint for base painting for wood. And, paint another layer with latex paint.
One more thing to remember, oil paint dries longer than latex paint.
Choosing the right sheen
Glosy sheen can be easier to clean. High gloss paint is good for kitchen and playroom as the surface gets dirty easier. However, any imperfection, blemishes of the wall will also easily visible with this paint.
How to Choose the right color for interior?
Well, for those trying to sell their house, white color on white works best almost anytime. We can let the buyer to easily use any wall covering on white wall. Or, use another layer of painting on the wall.
However, if your wall has some imperfections, you can hide them with gray painting.
Do you know how to vary colors? Well, choosing some shade of similar colors or complementary colors?
We need a color wheel if we want to choose the right color for the interior. The colors close to each other is analogous color. These colors can be combined and one will stand out from the other. Colors from the opposite side are complementary color. They play off each other. Warm colors have their complementary cool color. Also, Shades can be vibrant, muted or the less vibrant version and the shaded. The darker version of the color. This is the basic formula.
Now, start to the ambiance or purpose of the room you want to paint. If the purpose of the room has been determined and special ambience is desired, then this is the basic ambiance formula for colors.
Choosing color for subtle and shooting interior
Sure, choose colors that are shooting. Blue, green or white and gray. Get the monochromatic color instead of getting the opposite color. As for bathroom, get darker blue for the wall and lighter shade for the trim. (other color is possible too). Other accessories can be painted within the same color scheme.
The peaceful ambiance in a bathroom can be obtained with painting the bathroom with light colors. Lavenders, pink or soft yellow will do the trick. The calm atmosphere in bedroom needs lighter shade of cool and warmth colors. And, don’t forget to overlap or change the shades and textures in the bedroom.
Choosing color for elegant interior
Elegant look can be obtained with neutral colors. Neutral colors are not about white and brown only. A living room can be painted in almond white while the trim can be painted in red brown color. Other vibrant colors can be added through fabric, pillow, throw or even vase. Place them carefully to diminish the neutral colors. Again, don’t worry to vary textures and varying the shades of the colors.
Choosing color for vibrant interior
The warm colors in the color wheels are red, orange, yellow and some shades of purple. In a vibrant room, we can select complementary color as well as using shades within the same color.
How to choose color for ceiling?
Ceiling is an important point for painting. Painting ceiling with color lighter than the wall can make the ceiling looks higher. As the opposite, painting the ceiling with darker colorcan make the ceiling looks lower. If you are afraid if the color of the ceiling is out of place, then use the same color used by door trim and floor moldings.
How to choose color for focal points?
We need to crr4eate a focal point when painting the room. Changing the colors of the wall and the trim changes the look of the entire room. Making large room looks smaller, more intimate can be done by painting one wall in dark color. However, we can expand it again visually by painting the trim of the dark wall with lighter color of the same color scheme. Moreover, it works much better in a room with detailed trim.
As for a room with molding, but only half way from floor to ceiling, use two different shades of the same color. The contrast is so wonderful to look at. A stairway, especially at the middle of the room, would be best painted in shade darker than the wall. It is going to be a wonderful focal point.
To highlight anything, use complementary color from the wall with darker shade.
Painting the house is the easy way to change the ambience of a room. The look and feel of the room and entire house. Romantic and calm can be obtained by using light warm or cool shade color. Buttery yellow for kitchen can make the the home feel comfy and homey. Light green, sage or moss can exude the ambiance of calm and balance. And for vibrant color we can get an energizing room.
Painting the house is easy but the impact is huge. Better understanding about the colors can help us to create ambiance, look and focal point in the room.
So, that’s the tips about how to choose painting and color for the room. We hope this post can help.