Picking Paint ColorsHave you ever thought that why we find some place appealing and feel uncomfortable in some? Why some products or things attract us more than the others? Color- Yes, whether products or architectural stuff, color is responsible for 60% of our response to a place or an object.

Indeed, the effects of color are significant and subtle; psychological and physical. There is a definite equation between color and our moods, and at present it is a very popular expression. Colors without a doubt make this world more beautiful and fun, but the importance of color is usually underestimated. Use of color is significant to us personally in our homes as well as our work places.

But, not everybody pays so much attention to colors when choosing paint colors for their home or office, however, it is important. So, here we are listing 5 tips for picking paint colors that will definitely help you give your surrounding a more appealing, comfortable and wow look and feel.

Start small

If you are not sure where to start with color, test in a bathroom or a powder room, an area between rooms or a small hall, or an accent wall. If you are hiring a professional painter, then you don’t have to worry about experimenting the colors on your own. They can do it for you and help you get an exact that how your choice of color will define the look and feel of your home. To get started, choose a favorite color drawn from a rug, an artwork, accessory, furniture piece or dishes as a main color or accent.

Think about your mood

When choosing a color, considering the mood of a room is really important. In a bedroom do you want the feeling to be soothing and restful or intimate and dramatic? Cool, soft colors and neutrals generally create a quieter mood while stronger colors are good for drama. Do you want your dining room to feel quiet and formal or appeal stimulating and sociable? Contrasting, warmer and little brighter colors are suggested for a sociable atmosphere, neutrals and deeper blue greens are more appropriate for a more formal setting. Similarly, think about all other sections or areas of your house to create a perfect mood for every nook and corner of your house.

Pay attention to lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in deciding the true look of the color. Like natural daylight shows the actual shades of color. Incandescent lighting brings out yellows and warm tones, while fluorescent lighting creates a sharp blue tone. So, if you are considering choosing a strong color on your home walls next to a large window, then they might be too overpowering and bright. However, it might be great when used as an accent wall with indirect light.

Learn the color terms

Learning the terminology will help you pick just the right colors for your home. Here are a few terms that you should know.

Hue is a color or a shade of a color. Blue is the hue, red is the hue.

The value of the hue helps you know how dark or light it is.

Saturation refers to how evident the hue is. As we go from pink to red, the red hue becomes more dominant.

Intensity refers to the brilliance of the color. The pure colors like red are more intense as compared to the combined colors like green-yellow.

For a more active space, choose more intense and stronger colors. Even for a light colored room, choose colors a little more saturated than light pastel or off-white. Very light color can feel stark and bright if it is the only color in a room. Try to go for two or more closely related pastel colors that are neither too light nor too dark. This will create a luminous effect in the room.

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Stephen Lockyer
Stephen Lockyer
Professional painters and Decorators on the Gold Coast. Serving all your interior and exterior painting needs.

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