Considering Painting Your Walls With Strong Colors?
Builders beige" is the most common color found in any home and most people are terrified to make the move from that boring color to something far more daring. What prevents people from making the change? Fear that the color will be too strong? That it won't match your furniture or other decor? Or simply that you'll get bored with it and have to start all over again with a new color?
Debating the issue won't resolve it. For less than $60 your entire room could be transformed. Old furniture can be become new and mismatched rooms could be bursting with new color schemes. The question is always the same - how do you choose the right color? What are the most popular interior paint colors and color schemes? Here's some color palette ideas for interior painting projects.
Choosing Paint Color
A tinted neutral is always the first recommendation. Why? Simply because using a more neutral color like beige or gray won't instantly date the room or create a color palate that you simply can't live with and instantly want to change.
Now that you've decided on the basic color you're going to use the next stop is the home imrpovement store. Here you'll be faced with a tidal wave of color. You'll have hundreds of different grays and beiges to choose from. Follow these steps before you go.
Warm And Cozy?
If a warm and cozy room appeals to you and you're thinking of leather sofas, fireplaces and sunsets then a beige tone will suit the room.
Now you need to match your color with the furniture and accessories in the room. A beige with orange or pink undertones will suit any room where there's a lot of black or navy in use already.
If your furniture is predominantly brown or red then a darker beige with ashy qualities will help you prevent 'overheating' the room with color.
If glass, chrome and shades of cool blue appeal to you then select gray tones. Most stores will have a 'true gray'swatch that you can use to compare against their other designer gray tones.
You'll notice that many grays have undertones of blue, lavender, green or even pink. That's why it's important to make the comparisons against a 'true gray'.
What Color Is Your Furniture?
Now again identify the main colors of furniture and accessories in the room. Use green or pink toned greys to match furnishings with 'cool' colors. This will help prevent the room become too 'cold'. Blues and lavenders are ideal for rooms with warmer colored furnishings.
If you truly can't decide between beige or gray then choose green. Using green in muted tones is very easy to live with and will work with most interior color schemes.
Go ahead. Add the finishing touch to your home with some vibrant colors.