The colors in your house that bring you joy, evoke drama, or play the emotions of guests who visit your house, are largely due to the color palette you choose. Nothing is as personal as color. Choosing a color palette is the most important and yet the most daunting part for many, when it comes to decorating their house. Color palettes help you to choose colors based on how you’d like to feel in your space, and what ambiance you want to create for inhabitants in your house. Whether you choose colors based of nature, or you choose high contrast colors that make your house feel cosmopolitan and modern, there is a complementing palette for your house.
We typically try three or five colors before deciding the final selection. Perhaps everyone should accept the fact that painting a room is sort of like becoming an artist. Painting is a process, whether you are agonizing over the color selection or actually brushing the paint on the walls, you are the artist of your own. Color use is not something that results in a definitive equation between “colors and moods”, as it is a currently popular expression. Wherever we go, we respond to color, but the importance of color is often underestimated. Color use is important for us, personally in our houses and the place where we work. Read on some great tips as we help to guide you to decide what best describes you and your family house, you may be surprised what you are attracted to.
1. Find an Inspiration
You can came up with ideas by making your own portfolio of what attractive to you, a lovely painting, the color of your children’s eyes, an unforgettable trip you ever visited.
First, make sure about your inspirational image’s common denominators in terms of color. Do you like any colors or particular shades and tints of a specific color? Do you like them bold or muted?
2. Learn the Color Terms
The color terms are important to describe the color of your room. Things that we should learn and understand before choosing colors are hue, saturation, and intensity. Hue is how light or how dark the colors are. Saturation refers to how dominant the hue is. Intensity is the brilliance of the color. A stronger intense color usually has a more dominant hue.
By learning about the color terms, we can also manipulate our room. Like, if we want a more active space, consider showing stronger, more intense color, Even if we want a light-colored room, choose colors that are slightly more saturated than off-white or light pastel. Very light color can feel bright and stark when it appears on all surfaces in a room. However, two or more medium light, closely related pastel colors can create a luminous effect when used in the same room.
3. Planning your color scheme
In general colors next to each other on the color wheel, such as blue and green, are more casual and relaxing and work best in informal or private spaces. This is a good strategy for a bedroom, where you want to rest and chill. Plan your color scheme in relation to how much of each room is visible from another room. Pick the color you like best, use as many accent colors as you like and select a dominant color from the core colors to start. Choose a color scheme, either monochromatic, related or complementary. If you choose paint for a wall, makes sure you know what it’ll look like. Paint a 2 foot by 2-foot color test and allow it to dry. Paint usually dried one to two shades darker. Imagine that 2 foot by 2-foot section expanded through light color that can make the room more attractive.
4. Using color and accent colors for a boom
Colors you’ve chosen describe you best. We can use color to change point of view. Somehow colors can create an illusion and manipulate room. Use colors to create the illusion in any room by contrasting different values, light and dark, warm and cool. You can visually lower a ceiling by painting it darker than the walls, make the ceiling seem higher by painting it lighter that the wall. Use dark neutrals or warm colors on walls and floors to visually scale down a large room, make a small room look bigger by using light, pale colors on the walls, floors, and ceilings. Accents colors are also great to make your room looks different. Use one wall in a room as a focal point, paint the wall a complementary color or a darker shade of the main color in the room. Add white to a room to make patterns and colors appear lighter. If you add a dark color, the darkness of the pattern comes out. Paint your walls in two bold colors to tie in with a pattern on a rug or chair.