Finding the perfect colors to paint your home’s interiors can be trickier than you think. Given that colors impact the visuals of a space, and impact mood, productivity, environment, and décor, it’s important to pay attention to finding what’s right for each room.
Whether you’re painting a specific room, or redoing the whole house, work closely with your professional painting service to decide the ideal paint and color for each space.
Check out these tips to keep in mind during the selection process.
Choose the type and sheen of paint
Do you want latex paints or oil-based paints? Would you want a washable variety, especially if you have kids in the house? Do you like to DIY things and want to keep your options open for future projects?
There are various types of paint on the market, each designed for a specific purpose, and to give a certain look. You can opt for a matte finish or a glossy finish—the choice is yours.
Decide if your whole house will be painted in similar shades
This is if you’re getting the whole house repainted instead of just a couple of rooms. Some people prefer to keep each room looking individually unique, while others choose to have a similar color scheme and palette running through the whole house.
This depends on your personal preference and what would be easier to maintain and decorate. Each room serves a different purpose, and you need to factor that in when you’re choosing colors. You could also go with a common base color with an accent wall in each room.
Select a color palette based on the desired aesthetic
Are you going for an elegant, sophisticated, and classic vibe? Are you not afraid to embrace color and excited to bring vibrancy to your home? Do you want some rooms to be more eccentric, while others are more muted? Consider the general aesthetic and vibe you’re going after to make choosing your palette easier.
Factor in each room and its purpose, for instance, colors that foster creativity and productivity, like lavender, work well for home offices and studios. While bright colors like orange work for living rooms and bedrooms do well with blue. Kitchens should be stimulating and allow you to work well without overwhelming you, while green works great for nurseries and kids’ rooms.
Think long-term, not short-term
Even if you’re not planning to spend the rest of your life in this home and want to sell or move it within the next few years, or you’re repainting it before putting it on the market, think long-term.
Right now, those Fuchsia walls sound great, but when they’re overwhelmingly bright and difficult to look at for very long, you’ll be running for the hills.
Consider lighting, décor, textiles, and everything else that will go into the room. The bigger picture is always important before you settle on a color.
A great way to do this is by finding inspiration for your desired look through magazines, social media, décor pages, and catalogs.
Quality paint lasts for years, so your best bet is to invest in colors and styles that you know you’ll be comfortable with for a while.