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If you have recently renovated your place, you might shift your focus to what color you want your interior walls to be. After renovations, a room can feel empty, dull, and unappealing, especially if the walls are bare and your access panel is the only thing that attracts your eye.
One way to shift the focus back to the room and give it new life is to choose the right paint to coat it all. If you find it challenging to settle for a color, maybe knowing more about how it affects a room will help you.
Where Do You start?
You start by taking inventory of all the colors you see in the room. It could include furniture, flooring, and other items. By doing this, you can create a palette or a color scheme to help match it with your walls’ color. It would be best to avoid dark solid colors as they can make the room feel overwhelming. If you have all the colors you can find in the room, choose one that best fits the overall aesthetic.
Use Color Theory
The primary color theory includes using the color wheel, color harmony, and having a context for properly using these colors. You approach color from a logical structure, making it easier for you to envision which colors go well together.
Don’t Forget Your Color Wheel!
Always have a color wheel in hand. Having a reference is always a good thing. You can also take that list of colors you made (from your furniture colors) to create a palette. If your furniture is simple and neutral and you want to give life to the room by choosing slightly different colors, then you must refer to the color wheel to know what colors will blend well with the furniture.
What Ambiance Do You Want?
Another way to choose colors is to understand what you want to feel when entering the room.Do you want the walls to reflect the natural light to make the room feel brighter and warmer? Knowing your whites and yellows will help you with that. Colors can change the ambiance of a room, so make sure you choose a color that gives off the same feeling.
Tips From Experts!
If you are still unsure about what colors to choose that will benefit you and your space the most, here are some tips from experts to help you manipulate color to change your perspective and to feel inside a room.
You can create a flowing movement in your rooms with the right paint, color, and technique. You can do this by muting the color in different rooms. It will help make the paint look soft and easier for the eyes when it changes when someone enters a separate room.
Make It Look Bigger
If your goal is to make the place look more extensive, you should use lighter hues. Using white is an expert’s favorite. It can also help make the room look brighter and bigger without installing many lighting fixtures.
Make It Feel Cozier
One way to make a room feel cozy is by choosing natural colors. Natural colors include light greens, grays, sage, and hunter green. It will help make the room feel more natural and relaxing.
Things To Avoid
Skipping The Paint Selection Process
While you may think it takes too much time, going through the paint selection process is very important if you do not want to regret choosing the wrong colors for your space. It does not mean you cannot change the color if you do not like it, but it will waste valuable time and resources. Do not be afraid to explore colors for your space, but always make sure that you think about what you are choosing.
Putting Too Much or Too Little
You should also know just how much paint you need for the room or building. It will help ensure that there is evenly spread and smoothness at the end of the paint job. It will also make the room feel stuffy, especially if there are already rich colors in the room (such as a decorative carpet). You should always know just how many colors you need in a room to create harmony with the colors already present with your furniture.
Always use a primer, especially if changing the wall color from the previous color. It will help ensure that the last wall color will not cause any interference with the current one.
Ready to Paint?
Experiment with colors while you are in the process of painting your interior walls. There is no right or wrong color, and some people choose their favorite color instead of matching it with their aesthetic. You can go for bolder and brighter colors if you feel like uplifting the whole mood of the room or you can choose to mix and match until it feels right.