Scientific studies suggest that color affects 60 percent of our choice when it comes to articles and places. Given that color psychology is so important, we should choose the paint color of our home in a clever way so that it looks smart and welcoming.
Here are a few ways to help you choose the perfect paint color for your home.
Select a Mood
Before deciding the paint color for a room, you should think of the mood of that room. For example, you would like the dining room and living room to be presentable and inviting. However, the bedroom should have a calm and soothing ambience. Choosing too intense and bright colors might look exciting in the beginning but it might as well become an eyesore later on. Hence, you should have a long term perspective while selecting the mood of a room.
Begin with a Smaller Area
Many a times, we are not sure whether a color would look good afterwards. In such cases, you should choose a smaller area to start with that’s easy and quick to paint such as the area between two rooms. If you don’t like it, you can easily change the shade.
Follow the Color Wheel
A color wheel can be used as a proper reference to modify and combine two or more colors in your home. It is surprising to know that completely different colors can be combined together to create a brilliant hue. Do not hesitate in trying something you never thought of. Get out of your comfort zone and experiment with vibrant colors.
Plan a Synchronized Decor
The beauty of a well-planned color scheme would go waste if you do not decorate the home accordingly. Choose furnishings that match the color scheme. You can also add depth at certain places by giving a visual texture to the wall. Metal color finishes at several places would also give an antique feeling.
Learn the Color Terms
Learning some of the painting related terms would solve half of your problems.
- Hue is the name given to the color such as red, blue green, etc.
- The value of the hue defines the lightness/darkness of the color.
- The term intensity signifies the brilliance of the colors. Pure hues like red have more intensity than mixed hues such as blue-green.
- Saturation refers to the dominance of the hue.
Intense colors would go very well with active spaces like kids’ room. If you want a light color, better go for saturated shades as they reflect more light and create a luminous effect. Going for a monochromatic scheme is also a good idea. You can also add closer shades of the same color on adjacent walls to play a striking accent.