10 Tips for Picking Interior Paint Colors


Your home is a place where you spend the most of your time – you should make sure it appeals to your inner self, makes you comfortable and reflects your style. Choosing the right colors for interior painting makes your home your favorite place for your leisure and mental repose. Colors sets up the tone, the mood and the feel of every room – and to create the desired ambiance you want, you should be very careful in choosing them. Here are 10 tips for helping you choose the best interior colors for your home:

1. Colors should connect:

Take notice of the colors on your flooring, furniture, fabrics and other accessories in your room. Try to choose similar, a little darker or a little lighter color to match and make the room look more beautiful.

2. Choose a lighter ceiling color

White has always been the most used color for ceilings because it is one of the most neutral and lightest colors. You tend to ignore white ceiling and focus more on intended walls and other areas. It helps in reflecting light inside the room and creates balance with other colors.

Besides clear white, you can add some excitement to your room by experimenting with a different color on ceiling that can look great, like butter yellow, pale peach or sky blue. There are different shades in white you might also like. For high ceilings, you may want to explore dark colors too.

3. Choose color according to the type of room

Choose the color according to the type of activity you usually do in room. Bright and contrasting shades in blue, orange, yellow and red are good for dining room, meeting rooms, kitchen and other active areas. They make you feel more energetic and lively.
For bedrooms choose calm and soft colors like shades in green, grey, neutrals and blue (blue works here too).

4. Use maximum 2 bold colors for a room

If you want to go for brighter and bold colors then try to limit them to only two for a single room to give your eyes time for relaxation. You can add neutral colors like grey if you have to add a third one.

5. Limit dark grey and black colors

They are very bad light reflectors. Excessive use of dark grey and black can convey negativity but using them in small quantities can result in a beautiful look. Use them to paint the small area at the back of your bed, poles attached to walls, areas nearby your windows and so on.

6. Consider lightning

Lightning can alter the look and feel of colors. Fluorescents lights can make colors cooler and it is perfect for rooms used for resting like bedrooms or media rooms. Halogen, CFLs and LEDs throw very bright light that make colors more vivid and they can be used for kitchen, sitting rooms or even bathrooms.

7. Don’t take it as it is

The colors you find good enough in a broad daylight may look quite different in not well-lit areas of your home. Therefore, always take the paint samples to your home and match it in the targeted room before you apply.

8. Choose how colors differ from room to room

Carefully choose areas for a few accent colors but try to stick with the chosen colors for background walls and ceilings throughout the floor to make the home more appealing overall.

9. Examine paint samples wisely

Always examine a paint color against home furniture and other accessories not with other wall colors. For example, any paint color against white will always look right.

10. Last but not the least, ask the experts

If you are still confused then an expert can give you a better rundown about painting interiors of your home. You can have a quick brainstorm session with your painting expert to figure out what works out best for you.

In Greater Vancouver area, BOHEMIA PAINTING has been beautifying homes and businesses with industry’s best practices. To ensure the highest quality work you can always rely on the expertise of their painters to execute any type of interior or exterior painting project. The unique combination of their skills and experience with excellent customer service enables them to serve you exactly what you expect.