Interior Paint Selection Ideas will help you to select the right paint color for the interior walls. In addition, this will also help you to gain basic knowledge about enhancing the space with walls paint colors. These interior paint selection ideas are just options as nothing is fixed in interior design.
Interior Paint Selection Ideas:
1. Set the Mood of the Room:
First of all, it is very important to set the room mood keeping in mind the purpose of the room and the meaning of color you are planning to use. Each color creates a different impact on the room. Before choosing the color of the room, you should ask yourself three questions.
What is the function of that room?
What mood do you want to create in the room?
Which color will help you best to create that mood in the room?
The colors represent different moods. For example, yellow is the color of happiness, clear thinking, enthusiasm, and activity while earth tones create a sense of calmness, spirituality, relaxation, and purity.
2. Go for Rich Colors:
To give your house a Richie rich look you should always go for rich colors like jewel tones or indigo shades. But use the shades wisely. Do not make the room look like a pastry. You can use rich colors to create a focal point in the room.
For, the example you can either paint one wall of indigo shade and paint the rest of the room with brown or cream tones to create a calming and classic atmosphere. If you have chosen blush tones for the room then a rich color to enhance the room with these tones would be green. Check out these 12 best paint colors designers absolutely love.
3. Bland Neutrals:
The bland neutrals are the ones having brown tones and warm gray tones. The bland neutrals are normally the safe play when choosing the color palette for the room. They will look okay with any accessories.
The bland neutrals are actually timeless colors. You can paint your room in bland neutrals today and 10 years later it will still look good. It gives a clean and sophisticated look to your room.
If your room is painted in bland neutrals, paint one of the main walls (Bedside wall, media wall, window sidewall, etc) in a bold color. That will give an instant new look to your room.
4. Select a Room Color-Scheme:
It is very necessary to select the overall color scheme of the room. The easiest way to do that is to take help from the color wheel. The following are the few examples you can use to select the scheme of the room.
1. If you want to give a rich look to the interior use the shades sitting next to each other in the color wheel.
2. To give a harmonious look use the color tones with in the same color family.
3. To give a complementary look to the room use the colors that are right opposite to each other in the color wheel.
5. Cool or Warm Colors:
In order to choose the right color for the room, you should have knowledge about cool or warm colors.
These are also known as active colors. These include red, orange, and yellow tones of colors. Such colors give a stunning or dominating appearance to the room. These colors make a larger room feel brighter.
Cool colors are also known as passive colors. Such colors include blue, green, and purple tones of colors. These colors create a calming effect in the room. A smaller room seems bigger with such colors.
6. Color Pop-In:
Every room should have a color pop. In my opinion, every room should have a statement color that represents either the functionality of the room, the nature of the room owner, or anything else.
The pop color should be chosen wisely. As it can either lift up the room appearance or make it look like trash at the same time. You should highlight one wall of the room with a bold color (pop color) and the rest of the walls paint should be merging with the bold one.
For smaller rooms, the best options of pop color can be, purple, gunmetal grey, navy blue, blue-green, coffee, peacock blue, muted green, etc. You can even do this hack in your existing room interior. See 20 Ways to Make a Neutral Space Pop With Color to choose the right pop color.
7. Bounce-Off Color Addition:
In the formal areas like drawing rooms, dining rooms you can enhance the room appearance by adding a bounce-off color. Bounce-off color means a color with a hint of gloss or shine.
You can either paint a wall with a classy golden or silver color having a hint of shine. A hint of shine means semi-gloss type. But do not overdo the color by adding too much glitter or shine as one wants to increase the class of the room not decrease it.
8. Lighting is the key:
Lighting is essential in order to truly understand the effects of colors. Our eyes see the colors which are bounced back by lighting. You can use warm, bright colors in the well-lit rooms (Natural light) and light cool colors in the dark rooms.
9. Test The Colors:
You should always test a swatch of the color on the wall of the room you plan to paint. You should always check at least two shades of swatches of the selected paint on the wall. This will help you to perceive the color appearance and its effect in the room.
10. Three-color Palette:
If you want to make your house look expensive, then one major thing to remember is to co-ordinate the finishes. If you match everything in the room from floor to ceiling, then it will make the look of the room a little cheap.
You should at least aim for three shades of color, dark or light for a room. These shades can be an exact match or a perfect contrast.