How to Choose Paint Colors for Living Room
Published at Wednesday, May 10th 2017, 09:45:53 AM by Mintul. Living
Why do we see one spot interesting and are uneasy in another one? Why can we get attracted to one product over the other similar one? Color-be it architectural or in any products actually, accounts for sixty percent of the response I got to a certain object or place.
The “buzz” surrounding color is commonly referred to as “color psychology”. However, the impacts of color are significant and subtle. The use of color is not something which results in the definitive equation between our moods and color, as is the currently popular expression. Where we go, we tend to respond to the color of many kinds, yet the importance of color is rather underestimated at times. Color usage is essential to us in our living and in the areas where we work. To help you out, here are some points I want to point out.
If you are not so sure where to start with the color in your living room, you can experiment in a bathroom or a powder room, small hall or space between rooms, or accent wall. If you are doing your painting yourself, choose an area which is quick to do so you may see the outcome faster, and be satisfied with it or just change it.
Consider Your Mood
When you choose a color, you need to take into account the mood of the space. In bedroom do you plan to have the feeling to be peaceful and soothing or intimate and dramatic? Cool, soft colors and neutrals commonly create a more peaceful feeling while the stronger ones are for drama.
Do you wish to have the dining area fraught with sociable and stimulating nuance or appear quiet and formal? Contrasting, warmer, and rather brighter tones can add to a sociable atmosphere; neutrals and deeper-blue greens will get you more formal ambiance.
Consider the Lighting in Your Living Room
The reason why paint depots have light boxes for buyers to test paint chips:
- Natural daylight displays the truest tone;
- Incandescent lighting can bring out warm colors and yellows;
- Fluorescent lighting can cast sharp blue color
Therefore, a strong tone may be too overpowering and bright when used on walls or just next to the large window, yet it may be effective when applied as an accent wall with a source of indirect light.
Test the Color Choice
You need to boost your personality and confidence by testing the colors on large areas of wall or poster boards. Do not be afraid to work beyond your comfort zone; ponder strong, sort, or vivid tones, deep neutrals such as chocolate brown as the main or the accent tones. As an alternative creating drama with stronger color on your ceiling can be a perfect idea.
Add More Depth with Some Decorative Finishing
You can transform flat, dull walls into appealing and personal areas with dramatic or subtle visual texture and broken palette. Metal finish or burnished mineral and layered colored glazes can add depth. Some examples of soft reflective metals are copper, mica, pewter, and for sure antiquated gold and silver