Painting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to make a serious design statement in a room. With the options being virtually endless, it is understandable for homeowners to get overwhelmed with choices. Those wanting to branch out and pick a bright color worry that it might be too much for the room in the end, or those who want a neutral color worry about choosing a timeless shade that will go with all furniture types. Read on to learn some easy ways to select a paint color and feel confident in your decision to repaint.
Want a bright color but afraid it won’t work out as you envision? Get the best of both worlds by choosing the bright color you crave for a single wall and painting the other walls a shade or two below the accent wall. Paint companies make this an easy option as each swatch will show 2-4 colors in the same family that work flawlessly together. In a living room, the wall the couch sits against makes for an ideal accent wall. Similarly, try the wall that the bed’s against in a bedroom. Paint the rest of the walls with the lighter colors.
Elegance at its Finest
There’s nothing better than a room that is classic and timeless with some modern flair. Achieve this coveted interior design look by choosing a neutral paint color for the walls. Light to medium toned grays are stylish options that offer various décor options. Paint molding a crisp white and consider installing additional mid-wall molding in the dining room. Intricate wood details provide a chance to break up a neutral color and make it feel more lively.
A Room’s Mood
Different rooms in our homes represent different things. Living rooms are lively spaces for entertaining and spending time together. Bedrooms are restful and relaxing retreats. Choosing a hue that reflects the atmosphere you want to project in a room lets the rest fall right into place.
Relaxing Colors & Shades
Neutral beige colors, light grays and classic white all project a relaxing vibe; but can be boring choices. Pastel colors bring just the right amount of personality to a room while still keeping things lowkey. A light blue or a light sage green project a feeling of serenity and are easily accented by a patterned bedspread or mixed metal/wood wall art.
Bright Colors & Dramatic Shades
Deep sea blues, romantic shades of red or purple, and vibrant greens are bright paint color choices that are sure to create a beautiful looking living room, kitchen or dining space. Homeowners who choose bright paint colors typically pair them with neutral furniture materials and colors. Bright paint colors are an affordable choice in a remodel as the furniture you already own is likely a neutral color. After painting and rearranging the furniture, you’ll see a big difference for just the cost of a can of paint and some materials.
Spend some time thinking about what you want the room to represent and take baby steps towards choosing a paint color. A perfect way to experiment with bringing color in is to start small in a bathroom or guest bedroom. See how you feel about the pops of color and how the lighting your home receives compliments these colors. It will make choosing colors for the other rooms easier and less stressful. Use the tips above to start thinking about what is right for each room and then get to painting!