If you have ever painted a room in your home, you understand the stress of picking the perfect color. Choose poorly and you could be stuck staring at an abysmal wall for years. So, how can you avoid the pitfalls of common paint perils? The experts at Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling have a few suggestions when it comes to finding the perfect color palette for your home.
Pick a Mood, Style or Personality
Paint is an easy and inexpensive way to give your home some personality and style. Different colors set different moods, so think about how you will use each area of your home before choosing paint colors.
Maybe you are aiming to create a serenity-filled bedroom or a spa-like bath. Gray/green shades provide a tranquil feel without making the room feel heavy like darker hues can.
Or maybe you want to make your sunroom more fun and inviting. Bright colors like apple green are fresh and happy. Tangerine used as an accent color can also brighten a space, making it feel more inviting.
But be careful when trying to set a specific mood because you can easily overdo any style. For instance, white may seem clean and crisp, but if used in abundance, it can make a home feel sterile. Of course, adding too much color can take a room from fun and inviting to overwhelming quickly. Splashes of color add a certain sense of personality but use sparingly for the biggest impact.
Start with the Largest Area
When choosing an overall color palette for your home, begin with the largest, most centrally located area. Does it adjoin other rooms? If so, look for ways to build your color design around different shades of the same color wheel. This will offer versatility without becoming overwhelming.
For instance, if your family room and kitchen area are combined, you may want to forgo the bright yellow kitchen and deep burgundy family room for shades that meld together with more fluency.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you cannot use different colors throughout your home, just consider how those rooms will look as a whole. This may mean using your boldest colors in a single room or separate floor than throughout the entire floorplan.
Pitfalls to Avoid
Whether you are repainting one room or an entire floor of your home, consider these pitfalls when choosing your colors:
- Keep bold colors to a minimum for the biggest impact
- Bright colors make wonderful accents
- Never paint your ceiling stark white – opt for a creamier shade instead
- Balance a lot of neutrals with some splashes of color throughout the room
- Avid beige undertones when choosing mauve paint, and always pair with black accents
- Tones of gray make the perfect modern neutrals
- Choose gray tones with a hint of blue for more versatility
- Avoid ultra-white – it can appear too antiseptic
Bring in Some Professional Help
Not sure where to begin when it comes to choosing the perfect hues for your home? Call in the experts at Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling. Our qualified staff of designers and painters are always on hand to help you pick the perfect palette.