CHOOSING HOME PAINTING COLORS LIKE A PRO
Plenty of homeowners struggle with the decision of paint colors. Do you go bold, or choose muted color schemes? Do you combine a few colors to create a bold new look or unique accents?
Choosing your paint colors doesn’t have to be stressful, but it can feel overwhelming. Especially when you’re painting the entirety of your home and must choose more than two colors for each room.
Choose the Color You Like
Choosing the same colors each time takes all the excitement out of repainting. Color and emotion go hand in hand, so why not allow your heart to lead the way so that you can truly fall in love with your new color scheme?
Create sensational rooms by deciding what mood you want to create within each space. Our company recommends working with a color wheel to find the right colors for you.
The Color Wheel
When looking at a color wheel complementary colors are opposite from each other. Pairings combine three primary color combinations: yellow and violet, red and green, and blue and orange. Other color pairings are adjacent to the primaries and are also complementary. You can use pairings in a range of intensities, from pastels to bolds.
Colors that are next to each other on the wheel are analogous colors and provide a variation of colors that is pleasing to the eye.
It Is All About the Paint
When you are decorating rooms with amazing views it’s important to use neutral paints to frame the scene (generally on the wall that has the large window).
Neutrals have undertones of red, green, blue or yellow and they are useful companions for other paint colors.
Using three colors in a room allows you to achieve a design balance when you are using one incredibly bold color.
A color wheel provides a full color spectrum visual representation. Three primary colors (blue, red, and yellow), three secondary colors (violet, orange, and green), and then six tertiary colors bridging the gap (green-blue, red-violet, orange-red, yellow-orange, blue-violet, and yellow-green). The colors relate on the color wheel and blend in harmony from one color to the next. It’s studying these relationships that will assist you in choosing color combinations that are pleasing to the eye.
Analogous colors are next to each other, or near in even steps. They blend well together, but contrast enough to offer the room a spice up.
Complementary colors are opposite from each other on the wheel, they’re attention attracting and bolder, but still pleasing.
Monochromatic colors are tints and shades of the same color, thus the simplest combination. Monochromatic rooms create a calm feel in a room (read more about interior room painting.)
Call our painting contractors for a quote to and discuss what requirements you are looking to achieve in your home. Whether you are looking for floors, walls, fences, interior, or exterior painting. We do them all and our painters is experienced and provide high levels of customer service.
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