We all want our homes to look beautiful and be a mirror to our personality. Choosing the paints for our walls is an important way of achieving this. Most of us, at some point of time, have made bad decisions when it came to choosing colors.
To begin with, don't buy paints in your first trip to the paint store. Get the color wheel instead and take it home. Look at the colors and decide what you want the main color to be. The important thing to remember is to find a neutral shade that goes with almost everything you have. Almost all colors have a neutral shade in them. Find that and half your work is done.
Here are a few tips that could help you in choosing the perfect paint colors for your space.
Tones and moods
Colors have different tones or moods to them. For example, red and orange are known as warm, stimulating colors. Blue and green are the cool, calming colors. You could pick the color depending on the mood you are trying to create in your home.
Colors in light
Colors also look different in different lights. So, look at the color you've chosen in bright daylight and under artificial lights. See how the color would look in the room you want it in, at different times of the day. Remember that color on the walls is always a shade darker than it is in the color wheel. So if you like a particular color, choose the lighter shade.
Always paint the ceilings. White ceilings in rooms with walls that have lovely colors look pretty bad. Depending on the height of the walls, you could paint your ceilings a lighter or darker shade of the color you've used on the walls. Doing this helps the light in the room to be evenly distributed.
One kind of paint might not work for all the rooms in your house. Kitchens and bathrooms probably need a different kind of paint. You could ask the shop assistant to help you out here.
Don't forget to choose colors for the trim. The lightest shade of the color you've chosen for the room could be used to paint the moldings, doors, windows, etc. This makes your room look nice and fresh, rather than somber and heavy.