Once you’ve built the dream home of yours, you need to set the tone for it. Gone are the days when the color white sufficed for most people. These days, the spirit and the flavor of the house is not set until you choose a proper color scheme for your house. Some people like it colorful, and some people like to keep it simple by just incorporating a couple of generic colors into their homes. Generic or non-generic, colors are colors.
Don’t fret. We’re here to make your life easier by helping you choose the right paint for your home. Here are ways you can incorporate in choosing the right paint color.
Do Not Pick Your Paint Color in the Beginning
You are more than likely not to have any types of furniture set up in your home as soon as you are done building your first house. It makes a lot of sense to pick paint colors that complement your furniture beautifully, rather than finishing your painting work and then deciding to buy your furniture! It would make the entire process very difficult, and hence you must choose not to pick your paint colors beforehand!
Just freak out, and go on a searching spree! There are social mediums like Pinterest and Instagram which cater to interior design ideas specifically. Follow profiles or boards (on Pinterest) and search for room interior decoration ideas. Once something catches your eye, save it! By the time you are done repeating this process for extended periods of time, you are sure to land upon something that will work for both you, and your house itself. You don’t necessarily need to search for room interior decoration ideas to get inspired. Your inspiration can sprout from something as simple as a bottle, or a coffee mug! As weird as it may seem, only you can get inspired by whatever inspires you and you can thence go on to set the proper tone and style for your newly built house!
Seek to Draw Attention and Avoid the Non-Partisans
Color is excellent, and it’s a true fact. You don’t need to avoid combining colors altogether, but you have to decide upon a certain place in each and every room and arrive at a conclusion as to where you want all the attention to go to when somebody visits your house. If you want people to get drawn to the walls in the room, then go for a bold color scheme. Now, if you choose to go with a bold color scheme for your walls, then everything else that you place in your room must have a neutral color scheme. If you decide to make everything else in your room have a bold outlook as well, then you will end up having a lot of things striving to get noticed, and hey, you might even feel nauseated yourself! For example, this bold color scheme would go really well with bathrooms. Since bathrooms already come preoccupied with a white color scheme, you can choose to go bold with the rest of the place so that you can drive a lot of sensical attention towards it!
Try Out Samples
You will be able to procure a couple of sample paints for yourself at very inexpensive prices. Try painting them on reserve wall spaces that you might have and see for yourself. With reserve wall spaces, you have the freedom to go either minimal or maximal, and hence you will eventually know which color works for you and which one doesn’t. If your walls are already white, then you must choose to leave it to a professional to paint against it, because if you paint against white walls, there will be a tendency for the paint to throw the overall color off balance. This is why it is a great idea for you to decide upon a test area first, and then proceed with the painting. Sample paints are available at very cheap prices and it prevents you from buying a whole lot of something that you might regret later. And an added advantage is that you will be able to use the leftovers incurred from these sample paints to use it on later touch-up or patch-up works!
Pro-Tip: You should leave the paint on the sample areas for a week or two so that you will be able to understand how they stand against the short test of time, and also, how they appear at different times of the day. Add some light shades and dark shades instead of using the sample space for a single color, so that you can aptly arrive at a conclusion as to what works for you and what doesn’t.
Compare the Samples with Your Furniture
You should not only choose to create sample spaces for experiment with your walls; you must also use the sample paint up on a normal painting board, place them side by side with your furniture and see how they appear to be. You can use up the samples on a painting board and hold them up against your furniture, tables, and other places to see how they look and if they fit into whatever your requirements might be. You can also choose to do this at the beginning itself as you won’t be using up your wall space because once you use a paint of certain quality on these walls, it would be harder for you to get them off if you’re not satisfied with them. Also, later on in the future, if you decide that you would like to change your painting scheme again, you would potentially run out of experimental spaces because you have already used your wall up!
Follow these five tips, and you are sure to make a valuable decision when you eventually set out to pick the right color to set the perfect tone and ambience for your newly-built house! Know any more methods to incorporate? Let us know in the comments section down below!