Choosing Interior Paint Colors

Choosing Interior Paint Colors

So you’ve just renovated your house. Or, you've just moved in! But something is missing. That something is color—the homeowner’s secret weapon.

Color can be used to help define interiors and create focal points in relatively featureless rooms. The trick is figuring out how to pick paint colors to use and where to put them. Picking paint colors that you want to use inside your home is not an easy task because in all likelihood you will actually want them to last a while. Here are some things that you should consider when picking interior paint colors:

Does it “fit” with your home?
If you have a rustic style home, bright pink or purple likely won’t go along with it very well. Consider the style of your home and what will go well with it before choosing to paint it.

Think about your surroundings
If you have furniture that you don’t plan on replacing any time soon, think about how the colors you chose will go along with them. Other things to consider are art, shelving or any other permanent fixtures you may have.

How does it affect your mood?
Places where you go to relax like your bedroom or living room are typically more suited for soothing colors. If you have a room where you are very active like a kitchen, you can afford to go a little crazy with the color you pick.

Just pick something you like
With these things in mind, go and just pick a color that you really like. If something about the color just doesn’t sit right with you, move on to another one that you like better. Your first intuition about something is usually the right one.