Personalize Your Home Painting

Interior wall colors are not just about red, green or yellow. It is a sophisticated world of different shades that create a unique personality for every room. Wall colors and patterns influence the mood, style and appearance of your house.

In my opinion choosing the right colors, shades, or patterns is very important as it will give the whole place a special tone that is in harmony with your own character.

When we decide painting the interiors, we either rush to the paint shop and look for the latest shades, or paint the room with our favorite colors. There is hardly any thought whether this choice will suit the place or not. Usually we end up wasting money without getting the desired result. This can be very frustrating.
To spare you this, there are few aspects to consider; the utility of the room, the light it receives during the day, the style and colors of furniture, the size of the room, and finally the color strategy.

Which Room....
For each room there is a mood, and for each mood there is an appropriate color group. For living rooms, or any place to relax in it is preferred to use cool colors. These colors reflect a restful and relaxing environment.

While for a formal sophisticated space with a dramatic touch, use dark, rich colors such as deep taupe, or sapphire blue. In dining rooms deep reds will arouse appetite. Using warm colors in office spaces can be stimulating and energizing. But it is important to be careful as too much warm colors can be agitating for the work environment.

Primary colors like white, yellow, blue and red usually create playful environment for kids.

For kitchens, yellow is a very good choice as it gives a cheery mood, which makes cooking fun.

Finally, for bedrooms, the pastel colors are always a great choice. Pastes mainly promote romantic and dreamy surrounding for a peaceful sleep.

Furniture Style and Colors....
If your furniture, carpets, and floorings are colorful using Neutrals colors like taupe, beige, or grey can elegantly blend all the other colors. Otherwise playing with wall colors and scheme can emphasize the furniture beauty.

Rooms that receive direct sunlight are preferred to be painted with natural colors to give a fresh mood. Using bright colors for rooms with no direct sun light brighten up the room cheerfully.

Color and Size...
Pale colors tend to recede visually while deep and dark colors appear to visually advance. If your want your space to appear larger, use light the colors for walls and floor. Meanwhile to reduce the sense of space in one, or all directions, dark colors are very effective.

Color Strategy....
These strategies can be very tricky, yet if effectively applied, the outcome will be stunning.

1. Complementary colors; this is two colors that are in total contrast, for example, red and green, purple and yellow, and blue and orange, etc. The effect is always stimulating and dramatic. This is the scheme of choice for many schools as it induces an energetic and uplifting mood.

2. Monochromatic colors; these are basically one color with different shades ranging from light to dark. The effect of this scheme is very soothing and easy on the eye, especially with green and blue hues. Actually it creates harmonious flow which is very suitable for living rooms.

3. Analogous color scheme; which is using three adjacent colors on the color wheel. Usually one color is predominant and the other two are used to enhance the overall color scheme. This color scheme is used for dramatic highlights

Once you have considered these factors all together, you will be able to form a distinct look for every room and for the entire house all together. It is amazing how many things you can do with just a touch of color. All this power in a can of paint!