How to Pick the Right Colors for Your House
Is it time to paint your home? If so, you may find that all of the color options available to you can be a bit confusing. How do you know which colors are best for your particular project? Here are some pointers for how to pick the right colors for your house:
Your home’s style. One of the best ways to rule out certain colors from the get-go is to assess your home’s style, as there are certain “rules” when it comes to painting specific home styles. For example, if you live in a modern, stucco home (like those you might see in Miami), then you can afford to paint your home in a sherbet color. However, if you live in a traditional style home, that same sherbet color would look ridiculous; you’d be better off sticking with a conservative neutral.
Existing décor. When considering your interior paint options, the best way to start is by sizing up your current décor. Your home should have a natural flow from room to room, so be careful not to pick a color that is too jarring; instead, use colors that compliment the décor you have in place and that also bring out features of your home that you’d like to draw attention to.
Your taste. This is easy: What do you like? Your home should be a reflection of your personal taste, and you should therefore choose colors that are reflective of what you like to surround yourself with in your home. While it may be true that you should stay within certain boundaries (in relation to your home’s style and existing décor), it is also true that you should be able to find colors that you truly love within those parameters.
Find inspiration. If you are having a hard time zoning in on even a color family that you might be interested in, then you can find inspiration from outside sources that you can draw upon to choose your paint colors. Search the web for paint schemes, rent some home decorating books from the library, watch television shows about home makeovers, or even drive around neighborhoods to find paint color schemes that inspire you.
Painting your home is a big job. It takes time, patience, and attention to detail – not to mention a good amount of manual labor. If you are facing a painting project that you’re not sure you want to tackle on your own, you can call on the experienced professionals at One Man and A Brush Painters to get the job done right.