Choose Your Paint Color Better by Following These Tips!
Choosing and trying paint colors in your home is an essential step to making sure you’ll love the paint color you choose. But we all can agree that it is not very exciting process. You’ve probably been there before: Back and forth to the paint store, confused by a sea of paint chips, then back home to paint a Tetris-like series of paint swatches on your wall that you live with for weeks while you decide on the perfect color. We’ve been through those troublesome process too, so we’ve list down tips from our interior and exterior house painter that might ease up the process.
Here’s how to choose a paint color you’ll love
Be aware of the colors around your space
Before you start all of the color choosing process, you should know that color is like an optical illusion and color perception can be tricky. It means, color that looks good in one space, might not looks as good in different room. Because how we perceive color in a room depend on the lighting and the other colors are in the room. For example, a white living room across a row of brick buildings may take on a reddish tint, while a main bedroom facing a cool blue pool is destined to look a little blue at some point during the day. To achieve the best result, you have to choose colors that compliment or balance out any contextual hues that already there.
View your paint color at different times of day
Like we have mentioned before, the way we perceived color affected by light. This also include natural light. The way color is perceived not only depend on the amount of natural light in your space but also the direction it’s coming from. Always check and make sure you love your color both under daylight and in the evening when the sun is down and the artificial lights are on in your home.
Ensure a cohesive design scheme
When deciding paint color, pay attention to the room’s furnishings and other decor elements. You want to make sure that all of those color blend well together.
You can follow these rule of thumb, warmer colors (like beige or golden hues) are a better fit for traditional styles, while cooler colors (think: cool neutrals or gray) are worth considering if you aim for more modern look.
Trust your gut
Ultimately, go with your gut. Color is all about creating a mood, and being thoughtful about how you want to feel when you come home each day.