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A fresh coat of paint is a simple way to makeover the rooms in your home, but choosing the right color is difficult. While white or neutral tones offer a blank canvas, they often fall flat of style. If you'd like to add a splash of creativity to your bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom, consider going bolder with color.

When it comes to professional residential painting in your area, the right color completely changes the ambiance and atmosphere of a space. Whether you want a relaxing or energizing environment, color is the key design element.

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Color And Mood

We all have a favorite color, and it’s often associated with warm memories or our favorite natural elements or landscapes. Colors invoke feelings and emotions, establishing a link between color and mood. Studies have shown that color can calm us, invoke strong emotions, and help us concentrate. It’s important to consider the emotional responses connected with certain colors before deciding on the palette for your interior design.

A calm, peaceful atmosphere is perfect for bedrooms, reading nooks, nurseries, and meditation or yoga spaces. Cooler colors (but not too cool) are a good choice - think pastel hues or ocean-inspired blues. Muted green is a great choice that inspires creativity and boosts the mood.

Louder, saturated colors will do the opposite - up the energy! Bright oranges and reds are perfect for home gyms, the kitchen, or game rooms. When painting with such bold colors, keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Try using these tones on accent walls instead of all over the room.

Sunny yellow, coral pink and light oranges invoke happy moods are a great choice in living rooms, sunrooms and children’s bedrooms. You can also pair these cheerful hues with neutral colors for a balanced look.

Darker tones are great in creating a warm, snuggly feel. Earthy colors like browns, deep greens and greys are a great choice for a master bedroom, basements, and living rooms. Be sure to add some fuzzy blankets and fluffy pillows in contrasting tones!

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Our painting contractors are experts when it comes to color choice and application. We will assess your tastes, the size and shape of your room, natural light, and more when helping you choose the right color. Then we will expertly apply the paint, leaving you with a brand new space.

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What To Consider When Choosing A Color

Now that you’ve decided on a mood and narrowed down your color choices somewhat, there are a few other things to consider before selecting your palette.

Most homeowners have their unique style preferences, whether that’s modern, sophisticated, luxurious, or bohemian. Modern design sticks to whites and clean, crisp palettes. Bohemian styling includes earthy, eclectic colors. Let your natural desires be your guide and choose the color that truly speaks to you!

Once you’ve settled on a color, you’ll need to choose more! Yes, we know...but don’t be overwhelmed! The main color is the most difficult part, and the other hues you choose are the balancing tones in your palette. Most interior designs use a 60-30-10 rule, where the main color is the big player and the second and third colors add contrast. Choose a more neutral tone as the main one and get creative with bold, accenting colors.

If you’d rather try something different from the usual 60-30-10, there are other color themes. If you just want one neutral color, you can add in contrast with your wall hangings, furniture, and decor. Or you can go monochrome and deck your room out in all one color, from floor to ceiling! Why not try one color in various shades?

  • Finish
    From matte to high gloss, there are many finish choices to consider. Matte is a great choice for quieter spaces like bedrooms. Glossier paints are easy to wipe clean, making them ideal in bathrooms and kitchens. Gloss also reflects light, so be sure to consider the lighting in your room before selecting this finish. Matte, on the other hand, absorbs light and can look dull in the wrong space.
  • Lighting
    The amount of light in your room can change the way a color appears, so make sure to test a small patch of the wall first. Smaller rooms with minimal light do best with lighter hues - a high gloss finish can enhance the brightness of dull spaces. Large rooms will feel cozier when drenched in darker tones.
  • Are you selling?
    If you are planning to sell your home soon, steer clear of bolder colors. Homes with cleaner, neutral palettes tend to sell better because potential buyers can easily envision themselves and their own design tastes in the space.
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    If you’re still stuck, you can always rely on the expertise of professional painters in your area. Painters have years of experience working with color and know how lighting, mood, and space elements play part in color selection.

    At Painter1, we are experienced in color selection and can help you choose the right color to fit the overall ambiance you are trying to create for your home or business. For everything from your calm bedroom space and focused home office to the happy kitchen, we have a wide variety of top-quality paints you can choose from.

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