Top Rules to Follow When Choosing Interior Paint Color

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Choosing the right and ideal interior paint color is easier than you think it is. While many people will tell you that it is best to consult an expert when doing interior painting, the one thing you should be reminded of that it’s never too late to learn on your own. We’re not telling that you can easily be successful in this type of do-it-yourself home improvement project. It’s just that you’ll never you can do it if you don’t try, right?

Anyhow, it also doesn’t mean you just paint all you want. The project in its entirety is very complex, tedious, and time-consuming. Also, you need to at least read these rules for you to avoid committing mistakes as much as possible.

According to Barbara Jacobs in an article called “10 Tips for Picking Paint Colors” for HGTV.com, it is crucial to start small and consider your mood.

Start Small

If you’re not sure where to begin with color, experiment in a powder room or bathroom, a small hall or area between rooms, or an accent wall. If you’re doing your own painting, pick an area that’s quick to do so you can see your results sooner, and be happy with it or change it. Look at the process as an adventure.

To get started, select a favorite color drawn from artwork, a rug, dishes and an accessory or furniture piece as a main color or accent.

Think About Your Mood

When selecting a color, consider the mood of a room. In a bedroom do you want the feeling to be restful and soothing or dramatic and intimate? Soft, cool colors and neutrals usually create a quieter feeling while stronger colors are for drama.

Do you want a dining area to feel sociable and stimulating or appear formal and quiet? Warmer, contrasting and somewhat brighter colors add to a sociable atmosphere; deeper blue-greens and neutrals will give a more formal ambiance.

Do you want kid’s rooms to create an active and exciting energy or an orderly and restful feeling? Be careful not to overstimulate your children with intensely bright hues. You may not know it, but some brighter colors can lead to unrest and irritability.

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Remember that each room comes with it a different kind of mood or atmosphere. Therefore, it could very well work for you if you first figure out the mood in those spaces you want to paint, including your bedroom, dining area, living room, and even the kitchen.

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Next, BenjaminMoore.com has some more specific rules you ought to follow if you really want to become successful in doing interior painting on your own. See them below:

Find Inspiration

You can come up with ideas by creating a portfolio of what appeals to you: a favorite painting, the color of your baby’s eyes, an unforgettable vacation in Mexico or that great hike in the Grand Canyon.

First, take into consideration your inspirational image’s common denominators in terms of color. Do you like a variety of colors or particular shades and tints of a specific color? Do you like them bold or muted? Digging deep in the well of inspiration plays an important role in selecting and whittling down your choices.

Use Key Elements in Your Home

Take stock of all the key elements in your house. Do you have carpeting, hardwood floors, modern or antique furniture? The color of the flooring is an important consideration when you choose colors because it anchors the room and can impact the color on the wall due to reflections.

Furnishings also play an important role in determining the perfect color scheme for your house. Since these are usually the most expensive and not easily replaced items in the house, they tend to suggest a coordinating color scheme that ties everything together. An invaluable heirloom dining table, for example, will never be discarded because it doesn’t match the wall color of the dining room.

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Finally, the thing with interior painting is that it can be a bit tricky for the most part since you will have to consider if the paint color you like will actually work and combine ideally with the existing components of your home. You certainly don’t want to end up mixing colors and realizing later on that everything looks ugly. So be careful in your choice of colors because you can’t just pick one without having to look at if whether or not it fits.

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