April 19, 2024

Billy Russell

Choosing Home Painting Colors

by | Apr 19, 2024 | Painting, painting preparation | 0 comments

Several Proven Methods To Help You Choose Paint Colors For Your Home or Office


Choosing a paint color for your walls involves considering factors like the room’s purpose, lighting, and your personal preferences. Feel Free to call for a free consultation with our color experts!
1. Room Function: Consider the room’s purpose. Soft and calming colors work well in bedrooms, while vibrant colors may be suitable for active spaces like the living room.
2. Natural Light: Assess the room’s natural light. Lighter colors can make a room feel more spacious, while darker colors create coziness but may need ample lighting.  Follow this link for even more information on how natural light affects paint colors!


Depending on which direction your windows face can also affect the undertones and/or primary color of the paint you’re choosing.

Eastern light is warm and yellow in the morning, but comes blue throughout the afternoon
Western light tends to lean towards an amber tone
Southern light as the strongest yellow hue to it
Northern light creates a blue grey tone


 3. Color Psychology: Understand the psychological effects of colors. Blues and greens can be calming, while yellows and oranges may envoke energy.


 4. Existing Decor: Coordinate with existing furniture and decor. Choose colors that complement or contrast well with your furnishings.


5. Sample Testing: Paint small sections or use paint swatches in different areas of the room to see how the color looks in various lighting conditions or if using color swatches from your local paint store hold them against a sheet of white paper.  If you hold the swatch against the existing wall color than the existing color may influence how the sample looks.


 6. Neutral Base: If unsure, start with neutral tones as a base and add pops of color through accessories like pillows, curtains, or artwork.


 7. Personal Preference: Trust your instincts and choose a color that resonates with you. After all, you’re the one spending time in the space.


 8. Consider Trends: While considering trends can be helpful, ensure the chosen color aligns with your long-term preferences rather than just following the latest fad. Remember that paint colors can look different in various lighting conditions, so take your time deciding and don’t hesitate to seek advice from NuVision-Homes


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