Picking the colors for the walls of your new home or soon-to-be made over home doesn’t have to be a difficult and overwhelming task. In fact, by considering a number of factors, you can easily narrow down your choices and find the best color scheme for each room of your home in no time.
Factor 1: The room to be painted
Based on color psychology, certain colors have different mental and emotional effects on people. For example, cool colors like purple stimulate creativity, light purple or lavender relieves tension, and blues and greens provide a calming effect. These colors are best for bedrooms, studies, and living rooms. On the other hand, warm colors like yellow or orange stimulate the appetite, ideal for the kitchen or dining area.
Factor 2: The kind of furniture you own
Simply choosing a color scheme without considering the kind of furniture you own can make it difficult to create a cohesive room. As a matter of fact, paint and furniture are two essential elements that have to blend to make a room look inviting.
One way to pair wall color with furniture is to follow a monochromatic color scheme. Dark mahogany colored bedroom furniture, for example, can go well with walls of the same color, but two shades lighter for contrast. Using an accent color in a complementary shade such as cream will do wonders to add depth to the color scheme.
You can also paint in a complementary color scheme, which uses contrasting colors; or a neutral color scheme, which uses neutral colors to make dark or brightly-colored furniture stand out.
Factor 3: Your personal taste
Of course, you shouldn’t forget what you want to see after the job is done. By considering other factors, you can easily include your favorite color as either the primary element in the scheme or as an accent or trim in the paint job. This is important for bedrooms since most owners want their private rooms to reflect their personality and tastes.
These are just some of the ways you can narrow down possible color schemes for your home. How did you choose your bedroom, dining room, and living room walls? Got any more tips? If so, feel free to share them – we’d love to hear from you!
Choosing the Right Color Scheme for Your Walls