Color adds so much personality to a home. Choosing color that is right for you can be fun, but you’re not alone if you find the decision to bring color into your home overwhelming and confusing. Though paint suppliers have created larger samples, paint test pots, and have printed suggested color combos, many individuals prefer to seek professional help before they embark on big changes to their home.
Color is Personal
Color is such a personal choice. It is a reflection of who you are, your style. You use color to establish a particular ambiance in any room. Blues and greens provide a sense of calm so they are frequently used in bedrooms and bathrooms. Brighter colors (reds, oranges, yellows) are used in such spaces as sunrooms. However, it is not out of the question to switch things up and put up unexpected colors in spaces to give it a unique look and feel. If you have trouble deciding on which color(s) to select, search online and in magazines for spaces with colors that you like. Visit your local area paint store where you can pick up samples of colors at very low cost so you can try them at home before you invest in gallons of a specific color. Stores that sell paint may have a computer system where you can bring in an item (such as a piece of cloth, a brush, a pair of glasses, etc.), and have the computer take a picture of it. The computer then matches the paint color to the item that you have.
Seek Professional Assistance
An experienced color and design consultant can bring your vision to fruition and transform those challenging open floor plans into harmonious interconnected rooms. Many people want advice on choosing color for many aspects of their home, from walls to furniture, tile, carpet, flooring, and countertop selection when remodeling.
Whether you paint yourself or hire painters, it is an investment in time, energy, and/or money. Focus on color and design choices that bring out the natural beauty of your home. Consider the existing light, trim, flooring, and countertops. Here is a good situation where consulting with a professional interior designer who specializes in color may be in order.
There are differences in professional’s methods and experiences in working with color and design. Effective designers are good listeners, engage with their clients throughout the process so that the choices meet their particular needs and personality, and they are problem solvers who take the need to experiment with painting samples on the walls or test boards not completely necessary.
Don’t Shy Away from Color
Too many times homeowner’s who have a desire to try different colors have some fear that they will select the wrong color. As a result, the color becomes bland beige and tan, leaving walls flat and the space uninspired. If you are really stuck in deciding what color to paint on your walls, consult with a color design professional. Either way, it is good to remember that if you make a color mistake, it is easily fixable by painting over it!