Paint colors to enliven your home decor
Whether it is a case of necessity or preference, you will at some point find yourself considering a new fresh coat on the walls of your home.Painting is a great opportunity to add a personal touch to the home whether it is old, rented or owned. You can choose your favorite paint colors to create a signature and unique look that brings a good feeling to you. If you have different paint color combinations that you love, it can also be used to draw inspiration on a color palette.
Selecting the color can be daunting, but if you love a color and it evokes the feeling that you want then chances are good that you will be happy with your choice for many years to come.When you have decided on what mood you want to create as well as the color family you want to use, it is better to getan accurate idea of how the room as a whole will mesh with the new color. Your furniture, the amount of natural light in the room, and the type of flooring you have, all will play a part in how the paint color will look in the room.If you want a cozy feeling, darker colors might be the way to go since they can make the room feel smaller. If you want the room to feel larger and more expansive, lighter colors on the walls will help.
The kitchen for instance, is typically a place where family and friends gather, snack, and engage in friendly conversation. This is a great area to use bright, cheery colors like shades of red, orange etc. that promote feelings of well-being. Yellow has long been a popular choice for this room, lighter shades of yellow are linked in our minds with happiness and freshness.
The bedroom is your place of haven from the rest of the world. If you want to give the room a sensuous feel, light red paint can envelop you in feelings of passion. Pink is the classic color for romance, but can be too girlish and overpowering for many people. Blue is a great choice for the bedroom if you want to create an area of tranquility. The color blue promotes feelings of stillness and has a calming effect on the mind. Shades of green and violet also compliment well with bedroom settings and bed linens. Blue also acts as an appetite suppressant making it suitable for dining room as well.
Glossier finishes reflect light and are easy to clean, making them a good choice for trim or kitchen and bathroom walls that need to be cleaned more frequently. A matte finish is better at hiding flaws in the walls and creates a softer look by absorbing more light.
Many paint manufacturers offer customers standard paint color palettes. These palettes allow you to see how various colors can give you unexpected combinations even against the furnishings in your home. These paint color palettes are a handy way to experiment. While there are seven basic colors, the combinations and permutations to choose from are endless.