Sunday, 21 June 2015

Choosing the Right Paint Color for your Home

Choosing the right color to paint the interior or exterior of you house can often seem impossible, with so many colors, shades and brands on offer, picking the best fit for your home will be very important in both the long and short term. There are several factors to take into account before making your final selection which are important to think about before moving forward with your color.

The main fear that people have is picking the wrong color and having to repaint everything all over again. As residential and commercial painters Sydney, we have worked with many clients who have faced this problem and have found that by outlining some of the elements that will affect the way your paint looks can easily solve this problem. To help you avoid some of the biggest pitfalls of repainting, below is a list of key points to keep in mind :


The different lighting you have in your home can vastly effect the way your paint looks on your walls. Bright red walls could look fantastic in natural sunlight but can feel claustrophobic with a dimmer lamp or ceiling light, conversely a fantastic gray colour could end up too dark in an already dim room. To properly select the correct colour, bring a swatch into the room and see how it looks with the lighting there. 


It’s important to have a coherent look and feel to your house, rather than feeling like one room after another has a completely different mood. Consider how your paint will work with the other rooms of your house - how will it integrate with the colour scheme you have already implemented in other rooms.


A big mistake people sometimes make is to not consider what kind and colour of furniture will be in your room. Furniture is a huge part of creating the feeling of a room. If you have big, dark pieces of furniture it’s often a good idea to opt for a light wall colour which will give the room more light and make it look more spacious.


Everyone knows that white walls will create a feeling of more space and darker colours will give you the feeling of being in a smaller, enclosed space, but it’s also important to think about how the various other colours will make your room feel. Reds and pinks will lend warmth to the room while blues will give a calm, cool feeling. Greens are said to give a feeling of tranquility and health while purples are relaxing and yellows are energising.

Regardless of the colour and shade you end up settling on for your walls if you keep these factors in mind you are much more likely to end up with something that you love. It’s always a great idea to swatch a little bit of the colour on your wall and live with it for a time before you finally go ahead and paint the whole room, and when in doubt, you can of course hire a professional who will be glad to guide you through the color selection process.

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