Taking the plunge and deciding to paint your entire home, or even
just one room, is exciting and terrifying all at the same time. The
exciting part is that you will have a new look to the interior of your
home, but the scary part is that you must have an idea of the colors
that you want before you can get started.
What if the colors you have chosen don’t suit the room or
are unable to create the look you were hoping for? To take some stress
off, it is a great idea to hire local professional painters to complete
the actual painting step of the job. This way, all you have to do is
choose the colors and wait for the beautiful results.
Choosing colors is easier said than done, but coming up are
some tips for choosing a color palette for the main rooms of your home.
When it comes to your bedroom, it is important to reflect
your own personal style. Choosing colors that match what you would
choose for your favorite pieces of clothing is a great way to get an
idea of what colors are best for you.
These colors are ones that tend to suit your skin tone and
are generally flattering to you as an individual. This strategy prevents
you from choosing colors that could make you look pale or sickly, which
is an important feature considering that your bedroom is the first and
last place that you spend your day.
You will be surprised by how much a flattering color can
affect your self-confidence! Just be aware that some colors are not
suitable for an entire bedroom. Black and overly bright colors such as
neons and yellows are likely to feel depressing or cold instead of cozy.
If you must have these colors, it is better to incorporate them into
the room through lamps or artwork rather than wall colors.
Kitchens are a place where family gathers and people spend a
great deal of time preparing meals and cleaning up dishes. As a general
rule, earthy tones create a warm and cozy feeling in kitchens. Burnt
reds, wood, forest greens and orange-browns are all good choices for
kitchen walls. If any one color is too dramatic for your taste, having
three white walls with one colored wall is an excellent way to add color
to a room without being overpowering.
Consider using a rule known as the 60-30-10 rule when your
kitchen and living room are combined as one open-concept living space.
To follow this rule, choose a dominant color for 60% of the space (this
could be your walls or floors), then a secondary colour to highlight the
first colour for 30% of the space (this could be a white accent wall or
furniture in complementary colors), followed by a tertiary color that
acts as a small accent to the overall palette of the room (this could be
colors of lampshades or wall decorations). By using this rule as a
guide, your room will be cozy and classy without a chaotic feel.
Bathrooms are often small spaces, which means that choosing a
cozy color can be tricky. Many people opt for a stark white on black
color palette but this can feel sterile and harsh and doesn’t make the
room feel any larger. To make your bathroom cozy, consider choosing
stronger colors that add depth to the room. For example, navy blues are a
great choice as a main color and look great when combined with white
accents that make the blue really stand out. However, if you are sold on
the black and white color palette, adding some gold accents to your
cabinets or walls can really add a warm touch to an otherwise cold
Another option to make your bathroom feel comfortable and
inviting is to paint all the walls a bright white and have matching
white floors with white or chrome fixtures. The color is added by
painting all the cabinets one warm and earthy color, such as forest
green, and selecting the same color for all accessories and towels. The
result is a cozy, yet dynamic and modern bathroom.
A cozy entranceway to your home starts with neutral colours
and grey tones. The grey tones should be accented by pale colors as a
way to bring a cheerful and cozy vibe to your hallway or entrance by
avoiding strong colors that feel overwhelming. The pale colors are
delicate and give a welcoming feel upon entering your home. This color
palette also helps small entranceways feel more spacious and open.
To get started on your painting project, select colors
according to the above guidelines and discuss them with your local
interior painting specialists. They will be able to advise you about the
colors you have chosen and may suggest a different color scheme based
on their years of experience in the industry. The texture and style of
your walls may not suit every color and type of paint in the way you
expect, but rest assured that you are in good hands when dealing with
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