4 Important Questions You Should Ask Yourself When Choosing A Paint Colour

Painting your room is much more than just an obligatory home chore. It’s your chance to present your taste, thoughts, and way of living on your walls.

How you feel when you enter a room matters the most. The appearance and colour of your space can really enhance your life in many ways.

So, if you are unsure about which is the best paint colour for your home, ask yourself these questions:


1. How do you want to feel in the room?

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Do you want to feel energetic and lively as you enter the room? Are you craving something that keeps you close to nature? Maybe, you want something that evokes a feeling of positivity and calmness inside you.

The paint colour for your rooms you choose highly influences your mood. Generally, the higher contrast between colours in the room makes a room appear more lively and busier.

For a calming effect, choose soothing tones such as soft lavenders, cool neutrals, light gray, beige, blush, or all white. A monochromatic colour palette featuring most neutrals creates the calmest atmosphere.

Designers warn against too similar shades if you’re working with low-contrast shades.


2. How will you use the Room?

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Natural food colours such as lettuce green and tomato red create an appealing charm to the dining room. Avoid yellows and greens in the bathroom and makeup rooms because our skin often takes on a green or yellow hint in the mirror.

Make sure you consider the difference between public and private space in your house. Public spaces are open areas, such as you can see your kitchen from the living room and dining room from the hallway.

Ideally, choose soothing palettes for your bedroom. Gravitate towards navy, the trim white, accent light blue in the living room and go for white walls and light-blue accents in the kitchen.


3. Will you be tired of this colour after five years?

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Interior design trends change almost every year. But your walls should withstand the test of time.

You can twist up the decor of your home by switching up throw pillows, artwork, and lights. But repainting your home can be an extravagant matter. So, instead of impulsively splurging on cans of inappropriate colour scheme, you should be patient.

Test swatches on your walls for months.  It will help you figure out which shade has the staying power


4. How does the colour play with the light in your Space?

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Lighting can break or make your room! Top of that, it affects how the colour of your walls look!

Depending on the position of windows, light can hit each all differently.

So, always test a colour on all walls of the room, and choose the shade that looks lovely in all areas of your space.

Experts suggest white shades look good on some walls, but sterile and cold on others. So, you may go for warm undertones.

Also, don’t forget to consider your decor accents, fabrics, and other elements when choosing paint colours for your room.


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