Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake were on to something with their hit song ‘True colors’.
Much like the song’s lyrics, when it comes to revamping your space, nothing is more eye-catching and transformative than the choice of colors you go for.
This is because colors are an integral part of our lives; they affect our feelings and can even amp up or diminish the amount of energy we feel.
If you are reading this post, you are one of the many that believe the colors you pick out for your home directly reflect your personality and preferences.
As a professional who has been in this business for quite some time, I’ve come across rooms whose colors complement everything in the room and make you feel very much at ease.
I’ve also come across rooms that were either too dull or boorish to be given a second thought or so loud and vibrant that they could blind a person.
This is why picking the right color is so important when it comes to painting your personal sanctuary.
That said, picking the best colors for your home can be intimidating for many beginners, but if you equip yourself with the information needed to make the right decision, choosing paint colors can be an enjoyable experience.
I am here to help you learn everything you need to know when choosing your color combos for interior painting! 😀
As the name suggests warm tones are radiant colors that boost your energy levels and help keep you motivated. Warm tones consist of reds, yellows, and orange and evoke feelings of optimism and comfort.
The color psychology behind these colors is that they help make your rooms feel more intimate and personal.
Here’s a fun fact behind choosing warm colors, if you are looking to create an environment that stimulates your appetite, then warm colors should be your go-to.
That said, if you are on a strict diet, you might want to stay away from applying these colors to your kitchen or dining room. 😀
Cool tones are colors that include your usual blue and green undertones. If you are looking for paint colors that make rooms look bigger, cool tones are a great choice.
Unlike warm tones, these colors are meant to capture more calm and soothing feelings, making you feel more relaxed and at home.
Also, colors such as blue and green portray a sense of trust, dependability, and stability. This makes them ideal for your home office or even study areas as they aren’t too distracting.
If you are someone in love with home decor and unique pieces of art, these colors help make them stand out and be the center of attention 😀
Known for their timeless and “silent” nature, these tones are the most flexible when it comes to interior painting. They are known for their lack of saturation, and hence take no effort for the eyes to process while also being visually pleasing.
The most common neutral colors are black, white, grey, beige, and brown, all of which work great as the base for your other accents.
Also, well-thought-through neutral color schemes can give your space more depth and make it more appealing to everyone.
As these colors are classic and never become outdated, they are also a great long-term investment.
While there are many reasons to incorporate neutral shades to your interior painting, be sure to blend these tones with your warm or cool tones to avoid your rooms looking bland and boring.
Final thoughts on choosing colors for interior painting
A simple rule of thumb when dealing with colors is no room should just have one.
The best part of repainting your home is that you get to experiment and try creating different looks that you will fall in love with.
As with any home decorating project, it’s all about setting a mood, finding the perfect balance, and adding just the right edginess to boost curb appeal.
If you are still left with doubts and questions about your interior painting mission, don’t hesitate to reach out to the pros! 😀
Good luck! 👍