Choosing paint colors is probably one of the hardest decisions you will make when it comes to re-decorating and or remodeling your home. Why is it the hardest? Because there are so many colors to choose from. Choosing a sink? You have a couple different options, choosing counter tops? You have a variety of choices, but choosing colors means going through hundreds of options and many many many different color combinations.
If you are in the process of remodeling your home then you know the struggles of choosing paint colors. Here are some tips on how to come to a decision when you are trying to decide between different paint colors and color combinations:
Test it out! There is no better way to boost your color choosing abilities then to simply choose a color – or a color combination – and test it out on a poster board or even a wall. You can experiment by starting in a smaller room or area so that you can see how it looks and either be happy with your choices sooner, or change your mind sooner.
- Create the Correct Mood
Different colors have different affects on our moods. For example the color red stimulates the mind while blue has a more a calming affect. Many say that it is a good idea to use blues, greens, purples, and grays for decorating a bedroom because these colors slow the heart rate and they even lower body temperature. This is why it is not always a good idea to paint children’s rooms in really bright and bold colors, it can actually create irritability. Since different colors affect moods, go through the rooms in your house and figure out how you would like each room to effect you, how would you like them to make you and your family feel? Once you have decided, it will be easier to choose paint colors.
- Use the Wheel
Instead of choosing colors at random and hoping they work well together, use the color wheel. You can get a small one or simply find and print one from the Internet. A color wheel is a great tool, you can choose complementary (opposite) colors – they are most intense when used together – or you can choose warm or cool colors depending on where they fall on the color wheel.
You can be an artist and really add depth and style to your house by choosing colors that go well together. After you have painted you can even add things to accent the colors and the mood you have created with things like pictures, mirrors, art pedestals, etc. Create your own style and have fun.
Madison Resare is a content creator who enjoys writing about crafts, home décor, and art pedestals.