One would think that with a huge hue palette on the market, choosing interior painting colors would be a breeze. But come the day to choose the colors for your walls, you back up in awe. Yes, white is always welcome but you also love blues and wouldn’t say no to some greenish walls.
It’s so confusing that not even a home painting contractor or designer would be able to help you – at least not before you, more or less, know what you want. But that’s the hard part, you may say all worked up.
No doubt. There’s just one thing.
At the end of the day, it’s entirely up to you which colors you will choose for your walls – after all, it’s you that will stare at them day in, day out. And you may get some good advice from a professional painter, but you really have to find out which colors make you happy, which colors will best fit your home style, without being influenced by anyone.
And right now, we are going to tell you exactly how to do just that. It’s all a matter of asking yourself some questions. Ready?
Want to get interior paint colors to bring a masculine or feminine tone?
This may not be a full-house painting job. You may just want the home office, kitchen, cave man, or dressing room painted. This may be a child’s room or a bachelor’s home. In short, if you want to put some kind of label via the color, you should choose accordingly. Masculine tones include lots of blacks and dark colors – some austerity, if you will. Feminine tones are softer – often brighter, more neutral, or hotter.
Like to make the space cheery, cozy, bright, dark?
Let’s say you plan a full home painting service. What are you trying to achieve? Would you like to make the house particularly cheerful with lots of bright colors or mixed colors? Want a rather calm environment, in which case neutrals would be ideal?
One way to get home painting color ideas is to see interior design images. Pictures of other homes – homes that you really like and their style is similar to yours.
You see, even if you like a particular color, it’s not sure if you will like it the same on your wall. Which are the considerations here? The colors you may see in a store will look different in your home – different environment, light and space size. The color before your eyes now won’t be the same on your wall. It will be darker and since it will occupy the whole wall, it will be more dominant, more intense.
What color is the furniture?
If your interior painting is part of an overall home improvement and you want to get new furniture, get the furniture first. The color of the furniture doesn’t necessarily have to match the color of the walls – unless you want full cohesiveness, but one affects the other in terms of appearance. But a painting service costs less than buying furniture; so, choose the wall colors last. Then if you have lots of wooden furniture in the house, bring in some color to lighten up the environment or get neutral colors, but avoid browns.
How much natural light does your house get?
The brighter the house, the more the options among colors. If you don’t get enough natural light in the house or some rooms, avoid dark colors that will make the space gloomy – unless that’s what you want.
What will be the focal point in each room?
You need to decide if you want the wall colors, the furniture, the rugs, or other items to make the statement in the room. A wall can be the accent point and do all the talking or stay in the shadow and let other items and the furniture to be the focal points. In this latter case, you need subtle colors, neutral hues that will blend in without screaming.
Are you getting bored easily?
What house painting colors have to do with your usual boredom? Everything. Even if you wear reds every single day, even if you love bright greens and blues, you need to remember that we easily get tired of intense colors. It’s best to choose neutrals and mild hues, and invest in colorful statement items, which can be changed easily.
Do you prefer a cohesive look, or not?
You may want each room painted a different color to make each space distinct, but may also want a cohesive look. If you opt for the latter, the easy way to do it is to go for the same color. But you can also get colors of the same family (don’t forget there’s not only one blue or one yellow) and use the same trim design to make the interior cohesive.