There are a lot of difficult decisions that need to be made in a lifetime. When it comes to the interior of your home, one of the more challenging decisions that will need to be made is which color to paint the walls of your home. While you may think that you have an idea of which colors you’d like to see in your home, there are so many benefits and downfalls of each color, you really need to take some time to determine which color is going to best suit your space.
The team at Triangle Painting Solutions has been fortunate enough to help countless homeowners and business owners in Raleigh find the perfect color for their space. If you’re currently feeling overwhelmed by the amount of options that you can choose from, don’t worry. Today’s blog is going to go over a few of the different things that you should consider when selecting a paint color. Let’s go ahead and get started.
Examine the Current Space
One of the first things that you’re going to want to do as you settle on a paint color is examine the room as it is. More often than not, there’s a piece of furniture or decor in this room that you already love. With that in mind, it’s good to base your decision off pieces that you know are going to stay in the room. So, if you have a brown, leather couch that you love, work around that color as you narrow down your options. If there’s a beautiful painting with shades of red in it, and you plan on keeping it up in this space, take this into consideration when selecting a paint color.
Consider the Size
Another factor that you need to take into consideration is the overall size of the room that you’re going to be painting. Believe it or not, but the color of a room can contribute to the perception of its size. If you’re going to be painting a room that is on the smaller side, you’re going to want to stay away from darker colors as these shades will make the room seem all the smaller. On the other hand, if you have a room that is long, but not particularly wide, you may want to create an accent wall to even out the feel of the room. In reality, paint is one of the many ways that you can manipulate a room to make it more appealing.
Consider a Neutral
There are so many different colors to choose from, and nowadays you can quickly turn any color into a can of paint. If you’re starting to go through colors quickly and you’re still not sure which one would be a good fit for your space, consider a neutral. Not only are these colors easy to work with, they’re not something that you’re going to feel overwhelmed with over time. So, if you are on the fence about a bold color — like red or yellow — opt for a shade of brown that still offers some color without being too much.
Use a Color Wheel
Whether you have a particular color in mind or there are accessories that you want to use in a room, the color wheel can be extremely helpful in finding colors that compliment each other. The best part is, it’s really easy to turn to your color wheel and determine which colors will work well together. Simply look at the color that’s on the opposite side, and you have got a match! This can make it so much easier to narrow down colors if you’re torn between a few different ones.
Don’t Use Too Many Colors
Colors are a fun way to make a room pop, but you don’t want to go overboard with the number of colors that you pick. Even having a variety of colors that go well together can leave a room feeling busy. To avoid this from happening, do your best to stick to two colors. You can add shades of each color to the room without it becoming too much for your eyes to take in. Aside from that, it’ll be easier to decorate and style a room when you’ve got a solid set of base colors to work with.
Hire a Professional
There are so many things that can help determine what the right color for your space is. If you’re overwhelmed with the idea of having to narrow down your options or you simply would like a professional to guide you through the process, the team at Triangle Painting Solutions would be more than happy to help!
For years our painting company has provided the Raleigh area with the quality paint services that they need for both the interior and exterior of their homes. If you’re interested in working with a member of our team or you’d like to schedule your painting services, reach out to our team. We would be more than happy to answer any questions or get your services scheduled. Contact us today!