Choosing a paint color for the walls of your home can be a tough task. There are a million colors under the sun; how do you choose just one? The perfect paint color can relax or rejuvenate a room that needs work. Warmer colors can create coziness while brighter hues can add energy. Here are a few tips that can help you choose a paint color for your home:

Understand Colors

The first step to picking out a shade of paint is understanding colors. You should begin by deciding if you would like a passive, active, or neutral mood in the room you are painting. Passive colors create a calming effect and can help a small room look much bigger. These are colors such as blue, green, or purple, and they are ideal for bedrooms. Active colors, like red or yellow, make large rooms have a warm feel and are great for offices or kitchens. Neutral colors create harmony, so colors like brown, beige, gray, black, or white are perfect for your living room. Bright white is usually a top choice because it can lighten up any room.

Color Scheme

To create a harmonious color scheme, find hues that work well together on a color wheel, such as hues in the same tones. For a monochromatic color scheme, select various shades and tints of one color. For a more complimentary scheme, work with a color alongside its opposite on the color wheel. If you would like to go for a bolder look, add your primary hue to two other primaries. You can then accent the colors of your choosing with furniture, artwork, and other decorations to create a beautiful space.

Paint Finishes

When selecting a finish or sheen, you should know that paint comes in different degrees of sheen: gloss, eggshell, and flat. The higher the sheen, the more it will reflect light. Gloss paint has the highest sheen and will cause colors to look darker. Eggshell does not reflect or absorb light, so it stays true to its color. Flat paint makes colors look lighter because it has no sheen and absorbs all light. Eggshell paint will help to hide defects in your walls, so this is a great option if your walls have slight imperfections.

Transitioning Color

When painting throughout your home, it is important to make sure that the paint colors transition well from room to room. You should either darken or lighten the wall color in adjacent rooms for a seamless transition. 

Conaway Enterprises

The painting team at Conaway Enterprises will make your home look new and fresh. We will do all the prep and work with you to pick the colors that will make each room pop with the vibrant look that new paint offers. Our services also include roofing, custom carpentry, additions, siding, and remodeling specializing in basements, kitchens, and baths, while also creating creative outdoor spaces and decks. We look forward to helping you create new living spaces or repair and replace problem areas of your home to make it comfortable, safe, and sound. Contact us today!