House Painting In Orlando: How To Choose the Best Colors For Your Home
For many of us, the hardest part of house painting is choosing colors.
Why is that, do you think? Is it color theory, natural light, complementing palettes, or some combination of those things?
Why isn’t important. What matters is how to get a handle on that. Before choosing painting contractors or companies, you should have at least a vague idea of what you want. Oftentimes, some interior design service can be negotiated as part of what you’ll pay, but if you feel completely lost when contemplating paint colors, I’m here to help.
Here are a few aesthetic guides to help you make your decision:
Consider whether you have a favorite rug or piece of furniture. If there is already something in the home that you love, you should endeavor to build your color palette around that item. Oftentimes, you might even realize that the complementary colors in a given item would look amazing on your walls and crown molding.
Your painting contractors will be able to mix and match nearly any color, so feel free to snap photos or invite them to come and see the inspiration behind your color choices.
Take room flow into account. If you’re painting multiple spaces, you should consider using transition colors from the same color chip. This is also true if your room has a chair rail or wainscoting. Painting a space two or three shades lighter or darker than the adjacent area creates a sense of flow or depth.
You can then highlight the cleverness of your paint choices using curtains and drapes.
There is a time and place for boldness. Accent colors can be bolder than whole walls. Trim can be brighter than it’s surroundings. Any rule can be broken, but on the whole, neutral hues (grays, earth tones) and most paler blues are much easier to use on a palette than, for instance, bubblegum pink.
Remember that finish can make or break a color. The same hue will look different in satin, matte, and gloss, and will look different on textured and smooth surfaces. House painting shouldn’t be a gamble – make sure your painting contractors know which of those finishes you want, and don’t be afraid to ask for advice.
Test. Test. Test. And just once more … TEST. Even if you’re sure you’ve got a winner, test it out. See it, dried, on a surface. Painting companies shouldn’t give you a ton of hassle about this stuff, and if they do, you need a new service. Measure twice, cut once in carpentry; in house painting, the same theory applies.
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