It’s only a simple question.
What color should I paint my living room?
But then it turns into:
How do I use unique colors in different rooms and make it all look good together? How do I know I will like it when I’ve finished? How long will I like it?
There are so many questions and even more options to choose from!
All this could be intimidating so most people just give up and choose a variant of white. It’s a neutral, but generally it feels a bit less than personable, right?
Well I have a few suggestions that should help.
We want color! We are in need of color!! Rooms seem more inviting because color seems more alive. Zillow published an article last week that mentioned how homes even sell better when they’re painted certain colors.
First, collect choices.
There are several sites that will ‘help’ you decide on a color. They show you how many diverse choices they have and a number of them can even show you exactly what it will look like on your room. This really is super helpful, IF you wish to work out how their program works. You can grab a handful of possibilities at a local hardware store, or you can look through magazines or online and save the colors that you like best. These are just to have something to start with. I’ll show you how you can narrow it down, don’t worry.
Then, have a second and consider what you’ll look like when you’re in the room.
I know, this is just a little bit unconventional. But really, do you ever notice that if you take a selfie, you look better with color in your background? Like the blue skies, or flowers, Daytona Beach FL Bat Removal, or a possibly a cool red vehicle.
That’s because we would like to feel and look our best, even in our home. When we feel we’re at our best we are more happy and recharge from the world much more quickly.
Some folks look great in colors of blue, and many others look best in shades of orange. It only takes a couple of minutes to discover which color looks best on you.
Some Steps to Help Pick the Best Colors
Yes, like cosmetically. These ideas will give us a wonderful variety of colors which we can use as a palette to choose from.
Having this original palette is a fantastic start because it really narrows down the choices.
Step 2 – Now that we know which colours make us look our best, we need to take into account the purpose of the room we’re painting. This is similar, but slightly different from the mood of the space.
It would be wise to also think about the colors that are already in the furniture upholstery and artwork. We can match those to the nearest shade in our new palette.
Coordinating colors always seem ‘put together’, like we know precisely what we’re doing.
Once you know the main colours that make you look best, and fit with upholstery or curtains that you enjoy, Adobe has a cool Color Wheel tool. You may take your colours to the wheel and plug them in one at a time and it’ll show you which colors will complement or coordinate with the one you have chosen.
On my website I’ve explained in a bit more detail about color theory and how it subtly affects our moods. When you have your color choices narrowed down to 3 or 4, then you can take them to one of these sites which allow you to load pictures of your room and then test out the color in pictures.
This will make it far more easy to determine which color to use.