We at DRT Painting understand the importance of transforming the inside of your home into your ideal oasis, which is why we offer our professional interior painting services to people like you! However, if you aren’t sure what you want to do for each room of your home, be sure to think about the following in order to make your color decisions:
Start off Small
Before committing to painting your entire home a brand new color, you might want to experiment with your chosen color in a bathroom or small hallway. This is a great way to see what the color will truly look like once it’s on the wall and dry. If you’re having difficulty knowing what color to start with, choose a small item in the room, such as a rug, towel, or artwork and match one of those colors to the room! You can turn that color into the featured color or an accent.
Know Your Goals for Each Room
How do you want to feel about a room when you walk into it? Some colors trigger happy and peaceful feelings within us while others create more drama. Here are a few standards to remember before you make your selection:
- Warm and bright colors – these create a sociable atmosphere with high energy
- Deeper blues and neutrals – these create a more formal and relaxing environment
No matter what room is being painted, make sure you know how you want the occupants to feel before choosing your colors.
Pay Attention to Your Lighting
The lighting in your home will determine the final effect of your newly painted walls. This is why many paint stores have light boxes for you to test your paint chips! Natural daylight will show the most accurate reflection of your chosen color, while fluorescent lighting creates a blue tone. Incandescent lighting often brings out yellows and other warm tones. Knowing what sort of lighting your home has might make choosing a paint color easier to do.
Play with Monochromatic Schemes
Choosing one color isn’t boring! You can create either dramatic or small variations by choosing paint and decorative colors within the same color scheme. For example, using different shades of gray, black, and white to add a dynamic look to a room.
Choose Different Paint Finishes
You can choose a single color to use on your walls but apply them in different finishes. For example, use a matte finish paint over the trim in your home. It will tie the look of the room together while still creating a dynamic appearance, and this technique works wonderfully in rooms that have many windows or doors with very little wall space.
Dallas-Fort Worth’s Interior Painting Professionals
If you are ready to transform your home’s interior, be sure to call the professionals at DRT Painting. We have the tools, the experience, and the dedication necessary to transform your home into the space of your dreams. Be sure to contact our team today and let us know what you have in mind for your next painting project!