When it comes to the interior of your home, the paint can have a much larger effect than you might think at first. Whether you’ve already made a few changes to your home recently such as renovations or new furniture, or you’re looking to check off your whole list with paint alone, the right color can make all the difference when it comes to an interior refresh.
While open plan homes are as popular as ever, and kitchens and living spaces blend into each other, it’s easy to think that your job is done after picking one color, but this really shouldn’t be the case. Instead, use paint to draw imaginary boundaries and define the purpose and mood of your interior spaces.
Match Your Color Scheme to Your Furniture
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the thousands of color options once you walk into the store but it really helps if you break down and categorize your palettes and color groups. Think about what will already exist in each room in terms of furniture and decide if you want to complement these colors by letting them take the lead and staying in the same color group, or choose a contrasting color for a look with more pop. If you haven’t picked out your exact furniture, use an online catalog to preview the look!
Try and narrow it down to three color groups based on your furniture, once you do it’ll be much easier to pick out your favorites and notice the standouts. After you’ve chosen your colors, finish is also an important element to consider. Popular options include satin(eggshell), semi-gloss high gloss, and flat.
Use Color to Convey Emotion or Energy
Depending on the purpose of your room, whether it be a kitchen, living room or dinning room, you want to set the tone for the energy and feeling the room will provide for hosting guests, or relaxing on your own. Color psychology is a commonly referenced pseudoscience for those that are keen on design. While you may or might not buy into the hype, you should consider what feelings each color brings out in you. More specifically, think about which colors have a calming effect versus an exciting effect.
Try Using Multiple Colors in One Room
If you’re attempting a more modern look, using multiple colors in one room can create a high contrast effect that provides more pop. A common way to do this is using an accent wall which draws attention to one point and can also make a space feel bigger.
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