Walls that are painted white seem last century with the latest trend of gray paint that seems to be all the rage. While white walls are classic and will never really go out of style, you might just need some color in your life. Color can nourish in a way that white walls can’t. Mixing colors can be fun and certain combinations can key into something on a deeper level and transport you back in time or to a place that you love.
Choose a Paint Color You Like Rather than Follow a Style Trend
When you want to paint your walls, choose a color that you like. While this may sound obvious, many people will choose to go with the latest color trend rather than a color they really like. That color may look great in the magazine, but it might not on your walls and then you’ll have to live with it. Choose colors that resonate with you. Seek inspiration from your natural surroundings, favorite fabric, a painting or a treasured accessory. For example, if you have a painting that you love, look at the color palette and choose a few colors from it to test on your walls. Testing a color is always safer than hating it once you’ve covered your walls with it. Test a color you like in a small space or on a large piece of paper before you go all out. If you feel good every time you see that color, it’s a good one to go with.
Bold Paint Colors for Entrance
If you want to use a bold color, use it in a hallway, or an entrance. It gives drama when you first enter without being overwhelming through the entire home. Consider choosing a color that will put a smile on your face at the end of a long day at work. Each room can be a different color but try and achieve an overall sense of balance so the colors in your home will flow. This of course is only a suggestion. It’s your home and you can do whatever makes you happy.
Paint Color Advice
If you have trim in your home, paint the woodwork the same color as the walls, in a gloss sheen. This creates a chic look and makes the room look bigger. You can make a kitchen look less like a kitchen by painting upper cabinets the same color as the wall. You can choose a bold color for a kitchen island if you want to be a little daring with your colors. It’s below the eyeline, so it’s not too scary. It’s also a trick that makes everything around it feel bigger and lighter. A painted ceiling affects how the space feels. It’s also a great way to create a focal point in a room without being too in-your-face.
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If the color you ultimately chose scares you a bit once you’re done painting, you need to push through that feeling. More so if you made the choice from a place of inspiration. Be brave and stick with it! After all, it’s your house, and no one needs to like it but you. McKay’s Painting can provide you with a color consultation to help you pick the perfect color. Give us a call today!