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How to pick paint for home interiors

Many components combine to define a home’s interior. Some homeowners may be partial to certain styles, such as ultra-modern or farmhouse, while others may opt for a more traditional look that cannot necessarily be categorized as one style or another. Though many homeowners may spend considerable time and devote a lot of energy to making their home embody a certain style, those who aren’t willing to commit to a particular look can lean on one component to make a stylish statement all their own: paint.

Colour can be a part of every homeowner’s design arsenal. Bold colours can be used to create a stunning accent wall, while homes with open concepts often utilize colour to define rooms. Homeowners who want to revitalize their home interiors can do so with paint, and this approach doesn’t require homeowners to commit to a whole new design style.

Though paint may seem simple to novices, homeowners who have painted home interiors in the past recognize how complicated the process of picking paint can be. Paint retailers have a seemingly endless swatch of paint colours to choose from, and before long, homeowners’ heads may be spinning as they try to narrow down their options. The following tips can help homeowners pick the perfect paint for their home interiors.

· Take stock and photographs of your current furnishings. Many interior designers rely on a simple technique when recommending colour schemes to their clients. Choose a standout colour from existing furnishings, such as the dominant colour from a patterned decorative pillow or piece of furniture, and then look for the same shade to paint the walls. A photograph of the item can be handy when visiting the paint store.

· Lighten colours as you go up. The home renovation and design experts at HGTV recommend picking darker colour values for the floor, medium colour values for the walls and light values for the ceiling. This approach mimics the look of the great outdoors, where the ground tends to be darker than the trees, and the trees are darker than the blue sky.

· Utilize paint to create the vibe you want. The home renovation experts at This Old House note that colours evoke an emotional response. Cool colours like blue and green give off a relaxing vibe, which makes them ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. Red is an intense colour that can up the energy ante in any room, which can make it an option for homeowners who want to spark debate around their dinner tables.

· Give personal preference its place at the table. Though interior designers may have years of experience picking paint colours for a home and researchers may have determined how certain colours can be utilized to create the desired ambiance in a given room, ultimately, homeowners are the ones who will be living in the home. So it’s important that homeowners pick colours they like for their home interiors. Paint is an inexpensive way to transform a room. Homeowners can rely on a combination of colour strategies and their personal preferences as they try to decide which colours they want on their interior walls.

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