- Take small steps:
If you are unsure where to begin the color selection from, start by experimenting in a bathroom, a bedroom area, or small hall. If you are doing painting on your own, choose an area that is quick to ensure that you see the result as quickly as possible. As it is a small area, if you don’t like the color, you can change it. To begin with, choose your favorite color as an accent or main color. If you dont feel comfortable painting you should always seek a local professional painting company to help
- Keep the mood in mind:
When choosing a color, look for the vibe that the room gives out. In the bedroom, people generally want to get a relaxed, smoothing, or intimate or dramatic feel. Cool, soft or neutral colors are for the time when you want to create a soothing feeling, on the other hand, if you want to create a dramatic feel, go for stronger colors. For the dining room, people generally want friendly, formal, or quite a vibe. Warm, contrasting and some brighter colors give out a friendly environment, while neutral and deeper blue-greens gives a more formal atmosphere.
For a kids’ room, people go for lively, interesting, or resting vibe. Makes sure you don’t overdo the environment with too much bright color. Later, you may find that brighter colors can result in restlessness and irritability.
- The lighting of your house plays an important role:
The main reason why paint stores have light boxes to test are:
- Fluorescent lighting sheds a sharper blue shade
- Daytime shows the true shade of the color
- Incandescent lightings give out warmer tones
Basically, a strong shade of color is likely too bright and overwhelming when used in the room with large window. However, it might look good in the room where there is no direct lighting.
- Learn the terms of the colors
It will be helpful in describing the color-
? Color is referred as hue
? The hue value is how dark or light it is
? How dominant the hue is, it will determine the saturation
? The intensity of the color determines its brilliance. The solid colors such as red are more intense as compared to green, yellow, and other lighter colors.
If you want to make your space more active, go for stronger and intense shades of color. Even if you are looking for lighter shaded color in your room, select colors that have more saturation like light pastels and off-white.
- Test the colors before making a final decision:
Enhance the confidence on a particular color by testing it on the large areas of the wall or poster board. Don’t shy away to cross your comfort zone. Go for solid, soft, vivid, deep neutral colors such as olive greens or chocolate brown. Or you can consider adding drama with a strong shade of color on your ceiling.
- Create decorative finishes to give drama:
Reform your dull walls into unique and exciting personal space by adding a dramatic texture. Metal finishes, burnished materials, layered colors, etc. are great for adding depth to your walls.