<h1″>How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Home
Paint is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to give your home a fresh look. In just a few hours, you can transform the look and feel of any room in the house. But, did you know that the color you choose can impact how you feel about the space?
Color psychology is the science that studies color and how it affects us on both physically and psychologically. Choose the right color and your space will be more attractive and comfortable. Choose the wrong one and you can feel uneasy, anxious, and uncomfortable.
If you’re thinking about giving a room a facelift with some new paint, then here are some steps from the designers at Trinity Custom Homes that will help you choose the right color.
#1: Start With a Smaller Room
If this is your first time changing the color of a room, then you’ll do best by starting small. This will help give you a better idea of how different paint colors can look on a wall compared to what’s in the can. Plus, if you don’t like how it turns out, it won’t be a lot of extra work to simply repaint it. Rooms to consider include the powder room, a hallway, or a small bathroom or bedroom. You can even opt to paint an accent wall using the color of your choice to see how it shows.
#2: Think About the Mood of the Room
Every room should convey a “mood.” For instance, a bedroom should be relaxing and a living room should be warm and inviting. A kitchen can be more vibrant and stimulating, while a dining room should feel more formal. Children’s bedrooms in particular need to be calming and restful. So, think about the type of mood your room should be conveying and choose a color that emphasizes that feeling.
#3: Keep the Room’s Natural and Artificial Lighting in Mind
A room’s lighting changes drastically throughout the day. It starts off with generous natural light and throughout the day, it starts relying more and more on artificial lighting. You want a color that will flow and look great regardless of the light. This is why paint stores have light boxes. Use them to see how the color you like will look with a variety of lighting sources.
#4: Test the Color
Buying a small can of paint and testing the color on one wall will help give a better idea of how it will look in the room. This is especially important when choosing vibrant or rich colors.
#5: Add Finishes for Depth
If you painted your walls a deep chocolate and it’s a little too dark for your taste, then you can opt to add a finish to it to lighten it up some without losing any of the paint color’s rich appeal. Applying a burnished mineral / metal finish or a layered glaze can be a good choice here.
#6: Consider How the Color Flows From Room to Room
Before choosing colors for your rooms, think about how they will look when you walk from one room to another. Will the transition be comfortable or will the colors clash? If you want your home to flow, then this is an important thing to consider.
#7: Refer to the Color Wheel
The color wheel is a vital tool for any DIY interior designer. It can help you find the appropriate complementary colors that you can use to add greater depth and visual interest to any room.
#8: Change It Up Using Monochromatic Schemes
The color wheel will also help you find the perfect range of hues for creating a stunning monochromatic scheme using in one color choice. For instance, you can use warmer tones and cooler tones within the same color scheme for a layered look that works.
Discover What Trinity Custom Homes Can Do For You
Trinity Custom Homes is one of the leading builders of custom homes throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. We can help you design the perfect home for your family, from picking the ideal floor plan all the way down to choosing the paint colors.
Call Trinity Custom Homes today at 888-818-0278 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced custom home builders. For more than 10 years, we have been building high-quality custom homes that our clients’ just love living in. When you’re ready to get started, just give us a call and let us show you what we can do.