Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors
Jun, 11 2021   |   Decor tips

Tips for Choosing Interior Paint Colors

Wall colors matter more than you might think. It is them that determine our well-being in a specific room. How to choose the right color of the wall to feel comfortable and safe? Which colors will suit the bedroom and the living room? What is the best color to paint a child's room?

What are the principles of design and color?

The most important things to consider when changing the color of the interior are the rules that are easy to remember:

  1. Bright colors will visually enlarge a small space and brighten it up, adding volume.
  2. Warm colors will increase the impression of comfort and convenience, while cold ones will make the interior seem more "raw".
  3. Dark colors optically narrow the interior, so it is not recommended to use them excessively in small rooms.
  4. We will achieve a color balance by mixing shades kept in the same color tone or with the same degree of saturation. For this purpose, a primer paint is often useful, with which you can easily brighten the color of the walls.
  5. If your interior is long and narrow, you will optically change its proportions by painting the shorter wall a darker shade.
  6. You can easily achieve the 3D effect by mixing matte and glossy paints with each other.
  7. To avoid the feeling of chaos, complement the base color with up to 4 different shades.

tips for choosing interior paint colors

These general rules will help you to orient yourself in the choice of paint colors, but also thanks to them you will quickly and efficiently plan the color scheme of the walls in the interior.

The basic meaning of colors

Below are the basic meanings of colors that you should know before deciding on the shade of your wall. Is red for the bedroom a good choice? Or will yellow work in the bathroom? The basic meaning of each color is as follows:

  1. Red is the color of anger, strength, love and energy. It is not recommended in the bedroom and office, as it will make it difficult to focus and fall asleep. In accessories such as pillows, bedding, sheets and other accessories, it can be introduced into the interior without restrictions.
  2. Yellow is the color associated with envy, but its honey, warm shade will brighten the interior and significantly increase the sense of comfort and convenience. It looks great on the walls in combination with deep gray.
  3. Blue is a color that will be perfect for a bedroom interior. Mild shades of blue have a positive effect on well-being and relax.
  4. Green is the color associated with relaxation. Painting the walls in this color is the perfect solution for creative interiors, as well as offices and children's rooms.
  5. Violet is the color associated with magic, so its shades will work well in creative interiors. Violet will give the arrangement a mysterious and sensual atmosphere.

orange paint in the interior

tips for choosing interior paint colors

6. White will give the interior a natural and calm character. Warm shades are popular in modern interiors. It is perfectly combined with other colors, which is why it is often the basis for matching them in other shades. It will optically enlarge the room, so it is worth using it in a small spaces.
7.Gray is as versatile as white, which is why it is used in all styles of the world. Shades of gray look good on the wall. They bring peace to the home and allow you to implement many different interior arrangements. It works well as a background for wall decorations.

tips for choosing interior paint colors

How to choose wall colors to match the style of the interior?

If you have already learned the rules of choosing colors and are able to combine them effectively, it is also worth knowing how to integrate different shades into specific interiors.

  • Define the style of your room. Once this is done, we can move on to matching the wall colors to the interior. Thanks to this, we know whether we want to focus on intense colors or gentle and warm shades.
  • Pay attention to the shape of the room. Colors should be chosen so that they mask imperfections - if the interior is small, white walls will enlarge them optically. Black or some other dark color will reduce the space - this is a rule to keep in mind. Furniture in the appropriate shade will also help to manipulate the size.

tips for choosing interior paint colors

  • Choose the colors according to their meaning and how they affect your well-being. Think what you will be doing in a given room and how you want to feel in it. Are you waiting for creative work? Green, purple or orange can be perfect - play with colors. For places where you want to relax, choose paints in mild colors. It is worth using the same color or matching those that are close to each other on the color wheel. In quieter interiors, you can let in some light and paint the walls white. If you don't want to use just one color, combine white with beige or gray.
  • Familiarize yourself with the interior arrangements available online or at paint sellers. See how specific ideas are presented in the room. This will allow for a conscious choice of colors and visualization of the idea at the stage of planning the room. We can then check if the crazy orange color is really the one we want at home.

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