How To Choose The Best Paint Color: Top Tips Revealed!

paint colorWhether you are painting your house for the first time or changing the color of particular rooms in your house in order to change the mood or increase the resale value of your house, it can be quite a challenging task to choose the best paint color for a room or wall. This task has become even more difficult in recent years with the wide range of colors that have now become available.

This article will give you an idea of how to go about choosing the right color for a particular room in your home so that it does not have to be such a daunting task. Bear in mind that the color you choose will probably be on the walls for a few years so it is important to take your time and make sure that you are completely happy with the choice you make.

Think About The Mood And Atmosphere Of The Room

Colors have a psychological effect on us so first and foremost you need to decide what atmosphere and mood you want for a particular room of the house. You might want to go for a very modern look, a warm and cosy atmosphere or even a country effect.

Go for green, light blue or purple if you want to achieve a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. Warm colors such as red, orange and yellow have an inviting feel to them. Neutral colors will create a restful atmosphere and monochromatic colors will give you an ultra modern look.

Colors will also impact the sense of space in the room. Dark colors have a tendency to make a room seem smaller whereas lighter colors will make a room appear larger and brighter.

Consider Lighting At Different Times Of The Day And Night

Another factor to consider is the furniture and flooring that you have in a particular room. If you have furniture and accessories in the room with a wide range of colors, then you might want to choose a fairly neutral color as the main highlight of the room and add in one or two additional colors either to accentuate particular areas of the room or not to draw attention to features that you want to cover up or hide.

On the other hand, if your furniture and floors are neutral, you may want to choose a more vibrant color to liven up the room. However, make sure that you choose a color that will harmonize nicely with the other colors in the room.

A common mistake that most people make is they assume that their walls is going to have the same color as what they saw in the store. This is not going to be case because the lighting in your home is going to be different from the lighting in the store and also because colors tend to look darker on a smaller surface and brighter on a bigger surface.

Test An Area Of The Room Or Wall First

We recommend that you buy a small can or tube of the paint that you like the look of and then paint a small area of the room at home. This will also allow you to see how the room looks during the day and at night or with the lights on and off at home.

It will also allow you to see whether that color will blend in well with the furniture and other items in the room. It might also be an idea to choose a slightly darker color tone if you usually have the lights on in a particular room of the house.

The type of finish is also a factor to consider because some finishes will not have the same range of colors. For example, you might want a wipe-able paint in your kitchen or bathroom. The right finish will also complement the particular style of a room but you need to be careful because a poor finish can mess up the entire look of a room.

Get Professional Help

Take your time and test different color combinations, shades and finishes in your home and leave it for a few days so that you can get a good idea of how the room will look and feel. Make notes of all the colors that you have tried and what you thought of them because it is very easy to forget which color you did or did not like.

You can also make use of computer programs these days that allow you to preview what particular color combinations will look like in your home. If you are still not sure what color combinations to use, you should seek advice from the people in your local paint store.

They will be able to help you with the not so obvious things like how a particular finish will look with a certain color. If you are still not confident about making color choices, then you should ask a professional. Professional painting contractors have the knowledge and experience when it comes to choosing colors and they will save you a lot of time, hassle and stress.

I hope this article has been helpful in giving you tips on how to go about choosing the right color for particular rooms in your home. There are other things to consider when it comes to painting the exterior of your home and this article will give you some useful tips.



How To Choose The Best Paint Color: Top Tips Revealed! was last modified: January 8th, 2016 by Jim Cross