Choosing the right colors for your home can seem like a daunting task and it is easy to see why. With literally thousands of colors on the market, picking the perfect hue can seem like finding a needle from a haystack. However, if you follow these simple rules, you will be able to pick out the perfect colors for your home.
Think about your personality.
Your home is an extension of who you are. It is a place where you should feel the most comfortable and a place that should represent your own unique sense of style without needing to utter a single word. In other words, don’t choose taupe when you are a colorful kind of person. If you live your life boldly… think in terms of eye-catching reds. If have a sunny disposition – think about using joyful yellow and bright orange hues. If you are a lover of the sea, you might wish to choose shades of blue. Knowing yourself and what you love can help you to make the right decision for your home.
Think about how clean each color option will stay.
Many people prefer bright whites and light neutrals in their home, however, if you have children or pets, these colors are only bound to look dirty within a month or so of painting. Darker colors hide dirt and grime easier than lighter colors. If you must go with light colors, go with a satin finish that is easier to clean. Wiping a matte finish paint will only remove crayon AND paint at the same time. This will leave you needing to touch up the paint that was removed and this is too much of a hassle for most families.
Think about what you already own.
A lot of times a fresh coat of paint can leave families dreaming of entirely new looks, but redoing an entire room – furniture, art and all – can be costly. Think about what you own now and how you can use paint and rearranging old things to make it look new again without the need for spending tons of money.
Choosing the right colors for your home takes a little time and thought, but above all, let the color speak to you. When you find one that does… you can’t go wrong.