If you are planning to hire a painter in Tyler, TX in the near future to paint your home’s interior, you have likely already started the process of choosing which color or colors you would like to use. While the most important factor in any color choice is that the homeowner likes how it looks, there are many different things to consider that may impact and inform your choice. Before you settle on a final color choice, go over this checklist and make sure your shade works on every level.
- Lighting: If you’ve been to your local home improvement store recently, you’ve likely noticed that they have different light boxes for you to test paint samples in. That’s because the lighting in a room can greatly impact how the wall color looks. Before going through the paint selection process, take note of what the lighting in the room is like throughout the day.
- Mood: Just because you like a certain color does not mean it fits the intended mood of a certain room. For example, you might love bright orange, but coming home to it in your bedroom every night would not make for a very relaxing experience. Make sure your paint choice matches the mood of the room.
- Trends: When it comes to choosing a paint color and paying attention to trends, it is important to strike a careful balance. You should not pick something that is too trendy, because it’s likely that this trend will be overdone within a couple years. However, you also don’t want to have a color that is considered outdated, particularly if you frequently entertain guests.
- Furniture: A common mistake among homeowners is choosing the paint in a particular room before selecting the new furniture that goes with it. Picking a certain shade will greatly limit your choices when it comes to décor. It’s usually a better idea to pick the décor first, and then choose the right paint color.
- Saturation: It’s unfortunate, but very true: the way a color looks on a sample card can be very different from how it looks on your walls. This has to do with several different factors, including light, brightness and saturation. If you are considering a very bold color, paint a small square onto your wall and see how it looks before finalizing the decision.
- Flow: Even if you are picking a color for just one room, it is important that you consider your entire home in the process. Think about the colors found in the rooms and hallways directly adjacent to the room in question, and make sure the flow will not be too uneven or random. If you are repainting your entire house, try taping paint samples up in each room, then walking throughout your home to see what the effect will be like.
Once you have settled on a paint color for your home’s interior, it is time to call Salgado Painting, your residential painter in Tyler, TX. We look forward to hearing from you!