How to Choose the Ideal Color Scheme for Your Home
Overall tone or mood
Start by deciding the general “temperature” you want throughout your home. Do you want a darker, more stable feel, or do you prefer a sunnier, lighthearted look? Answering this will help you with other elements of the project.
Bright vs. subdued ratio
Beyond the general tone, think specifically how much prominence you want to give to colors in the bright, explosive category vs. those in the neutral category. Take into account the colors of your furnishings, wall and window treatments and other décor in deciding how much big color and soft shades you want to use.
Make a blueprint
It’s a good idea to know where you’re going before you go there. With painting, you can make a general sketch of the rooms of your home and write in the colors/shades you think would be best in each area. By looking at your blueprint as a whole, it will be easy to make alterations and finally end up with a nice, balanced color mix.
Start with the central room
The living room is usually the main room of a home, and many people find a big paint project easier if they develop a color scheme in the big room and then let that scheme travel into the other rooms of the house.
Areas of the home such halls, foyers and landings often are painted with calm, basic colors such as neutrals in the yellow, beige and green families. This allows the colors in the larger rooms they connect with to have greater visual impact.
A common question is, Should all my rooms have walls of the same color? Painting every wall in the house in the same shade will bring a sense of unity and predictability. On the other hand, different color schemes for some (or all) of the rooms might better reflect your unique tastes and personality. There’s no right and wrong.
One family, different shades
A tactic that works for many homes is to choose a main color family (blue, green, brown, yellow, etc.) and then take from it varying shades for different parts of the rooms. This means you could paint the ceilings in the lightest, most airy shade, do the walls in something a little darker but still relatively neutral, and then splash big color on all the trim and accent areas.
This guide should give you plenty of ideas on how to select the ideal color scheme for your home. If you would like further assistance from professionals in getting your home beautifully painted, Lakeland Painting service of FL is ready to help. You can schedule an appointment or get your questions answered. Call us today.