What color should you paint your room? It’s a big question, especially because each room serves a different purpose. You wouldn’t use the same color in your bedroom as you would in your bathroom, would you? Part of designing your tv storyboard is deciding for a colour background.
Redecorating can be stressful, but the good news is that there are some ways to make it easier. Here are three ways to help you determine the right color for your painting project:
Determine who uses the room. The type of room and how often people use it will affect your choice of color. For example, if someone has an office in their business at home, they may want a more neutral type of color as opposed to a vibrant color like red or green.
Consider lighting in the room. Lighting can make a huge difference on how we perceive colors. For example, many people like to paint their kitchen with yellow because it gives off a warm vibe but if there is little natural light that comes through the windows and doors, then yellow could look dull and dingy.
Colors can change the entire mood of a room. Too dark and a room seems to shrink; too light and it can feel stark. But choosing the right color doesn’t have to be guesswork. A little research will go a long way toward helping you select the right shade for your painting project
The best place to start is with what already appeals to you. Maybe it’s a pillow, wallpaper or your favorite outfit. Look at it in different light conditions, and see if it still works.
Once you have an idea of what direction you want to go, try out several colors and combinations on sample boards until you find the perfect one. Once you’ve chosen a color scheme, purchase small sample cans of each color before committing to gallons of paint, especially if you plan to use multiple colors in the same space. Paint large samples on walls or poster board and observe how they look throughout the day under natural light, artificial light and at night before making a final decision.
When selecting colors for your home, it’s important to consider the style of your home as well as existing materials such as hardwood floors, furniture and cabinets. While most homeowners like some contrast, they also want their home to flow from room to room.
Choosing the right color for your painting project is a big decision. Maybe you’re just looking to give your home a little facelift or maybe you’re starting from scratch. Either way, it can be difficult to find the perfect paint color.
Consider Your Inspiration
Take a look around your home and decide what inspires you. Is it the flowers in your garden? The color of the leaves or sky? Or perhaps there’s a piece of artwork that you love?
Inspiration can come from anywhere, so keep an open mind and look around. Once you find something you like, save it as inspiration for later.
Consider Your Color Scheme
Now that you have an inspiration piece picked out, it’s time to think about a color scheme. Let’s say you love the color of blueberries in the summertime — a deep, rich indigo blue with purple undertones. You can pull this color into your living room or bedroom with paint or wallpaper and then use complementary colors for accent pieces such as throw pillows or an area rug. Check our website for some sample storyboard ideas.