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Choosing the right colour for your home and Painting the walls

Posted by christiane savaria on June 7, 2021
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There are many ways to liven up your home during a remodel or redesign, and painting the walls is one of them.  paint is inexpensive and easily changed.

Painting the walls in new colours can give your home a whole new look and feel, but it’s important to choose colours that fit with your home’s style and décor.

the colour you paint your walls can have a dramatic effect on the value of your home.

Color is a powerful tool. It can make your one-of-a-kind treasures and unique accent pieces look as though they belong together.

Drawing inspiration from a selection of our favorite color-rich interiors, we’ve culled our tried-and-true tips to have you well on your way to the perfect paint color.



where do i begin to choose color

Pinterest , Google ,House of acquaintances و … is a great place to start when deciding on paint colors.



Consider Color Value

As you choose colors, don’t forget to consider the value, which refers to the lightness or darkness of a hue. A mix of values within your color scheme helps to keep a multi-hue palette from looking chaotic.

The lightness or darkness of a shade is called a color’s value. Different tints of the same color — from light to mid-tone to dark.



Steer clear of trends

Never select a colour based on a trend or fad. That is a guaranteed way to end up with a room that soon feels dated. so be careful when using it to choose colours.

 you should choose major items first – such as a sofa, curtains or flooring – for colour ideas



Harmonious colors

Choose colors that coordinate and flow seamlessly from one room to the next. Different shades within the same color family always look beautiful together.

Complimentary colors that feel similar in their levels of color saturation also work well.



Lighting

Lighting will affect how your paint colors look in your home, and may even make the same color look different in one room than the next.

Natural daylight shows the truest color, so if you have big, bright windows, your paint should turn out true to the swatch.

for example

Incandescents: The warm, yellow-amber light of these bulbs will make reds, oranges, and yellows …

Fluorescents: This flat and cool light enriches blues and greens.



accent wall

When choosing and creating your accent wall, remember that you should consider more than just paint for the wall. Think about the pictures, artwork, and decor you may want to add to the wall and area in front of it.

Light-colored walls can reflect the colors of bold carpets: A bright blue rug, for instance, can cast a bluish tone on a white wall.




point

In general, analogous color schemes — colors next to each other on the color wheel, such as blue and green — are more casual and relaxing, and work best in informal or private spaces.

If your kitchen has windows, you’ll also want to consider how natural or artificial light may impact the colors.



Reading the label

When purchasing paint, reading the label is incredibly important; a lot of the terms seem interchangeable, and different brands may use them differently.

Before you head to the store, make sure you’ve studied paint terminology.

for example :

 The term saturation , Intensity , …..

Before choosing any color, be sure to ask the seller about its intensity and saturation



What color is suitable for each part of the house ?

Which paint colours are best for a bedroom?

 Bedrooms deserve colors that make the space feel cozy, intimate, and luxurious,

Make the bedroom snug with moody shades like indigo blue and the deepest of greys. Balance dark walls with pale flooring.

Keep the look calm with the palest of neutrals, especially if the goal is to make a small bedroom feel more spacious.

child’s bedroom

colours derived from blue and green are a good option. As a relaxing colour, blue will calm children, while green is associated with growth and nature, thereby fostering the child’s creativity.

a feminine salon

Purple has many shades on its palette but going with something like Benjamin Moore’s Charmed Violet is a great choice for a feminine space like a salon.

Brown

Brown works very well in a space that needs to feel powerful and strong. Coupled with rich wood office furniture, Wainscot by Farrow & Ball will also give off a nice warmth.

living room

warm colours will help make your guests feel at home. They also help add brightness to a room.

bathroom

the best options remain white and blue. Both these options create a feeling of purity and cleanliness.

Ceilings

You can lower a high ceiling visually by painting it a darker shade than the walls. By the same token, you can expand a room by selecting a lighter color for your ceiling than the walls.

Smaller or larger space ?

Warm colors tend to make space seem smaller.

The best paint color for any small space (living room, bedroom, dining room, kitchen) is one that makes it feel larger and more open.



Testers

Testers are a great way for you to choose the right wall color to match your kitchen cabinets.

You may want to leave these test samples up for at least a week to get a good idea of what the color looks like in different lighting and times of the day.

The process is inexpensive and allows you to try out several colors at once before you decide on your perfect shade.



Understand undertones:

Use the darkest color on the strip to discover the true color. This will save you from ending up with paint that is too pink, too blue, too yellow, etc.



painting directly

Avoid painting directly on the wall as the existing wall colour can affect the look of the new colour.

Get the colour right first and then consider the shade based on how committed you are to taking the colour leap.


The sheen in paints

The sheen in paints will accent flaws, so if you want to mask flaws, go with as little sheen as possible. There are many types of sheen:  Each sheen has a different feature and hence proper testing has to be done before choosing.



The last line

So, consider white, cream, a light greige or even lightened version of your favorite colors like green or blue.



Happy painting !




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