How To Choose Interior Paint Colors

Are you ready for a change, but you just don’t know where to begin? If you answered “yes,” you are not alone. Most of us agree that winter is a season for spending time cozy by the fire or around the kitchen island with hot coffee or a glass of wine. In other words, indoors. Even if you love those outdoor sports, you’ll need a beautiful space to come home to. How better to add a fresh, new look for your home than changing interior paint colors? 

Sometimes choosing paint colors can cause a lot of anxiety, and so your walls stand covered in colors from a style you no longer love. Walls can also sustain damage over time and may be marked with handprints from greasy popcorn or scratches from the dog’s claws. Here are some ways you can clean up your walls with as little stress as possible.

How do you want to feel in your home?

Designers know that colors can affect your mood. The feelings change for each person so it’s important to know yourself and know the mood you want to be in when you are in your favorite, most-used rooms in your home. Blue is a popular bathroom color because it can be calming or invigorating. Check out Sherwin-Williams Silvermist for a gentle waterfall feel or Blue Peacock to get yourself up and going in the morning. Maybe you will feel elegant in the living room by trying soothing Redend Point, a blushing shade of beige by Sherwin-Williams or a trendier pop of color like Raspberry Blush by Benjamin Moore. Just think, “How do I want to feel in this room?” and you will be off to a great start!

What do you love the most?

Sometimes all it takes is an inspiration piece to get you going. Do you have a favorite green t-shirt or a cute pair of pink sneakers? What about a white seashell from a trip to the sea or soft brown stone from a walk in the woods? Take these pieces to your paint supplier and compare them to paint chips. Order a few paint samples and try the green in your bedroom or the pink in your powder room. Before you know it, you are surrounded by your favorite things!

The space

Do you want a smaller room to feel bigger? A northern facing room to feel brighter? Lighter colors always lighten, but did you know that darker colors can also make a room feel bigger? Brighter can also mean bolder. This season there are some pinks, greens, and even purples that will knock your socks off! If you want to take it easy though, a clean, crip white will make your space feel inviting.

Don’t be afraid to step out on your own and use your imagination.  You never know what direction you will go in, but you will ease yourself into a change, big or small, in your home.  For more help with colors, more information, or an estimate, contact us today.  We are looking forward to hearing from you.