Choosing The Right Color For Your Home

Color For Your Home

When it boils down to it, a lot of interior design ultimately revolves around color choice. It helps to understand color theory, color psychology, and the art of tonal balance. Of course, there are much less complicated ways of picking the right colors for the space you’re about to redecorate. To help you, here are some tips to help you choose an interior paint.

With so many shades, tones and tints available, choosing just one paint color can be overwhelming. One way to narrow down your choices is to consider the way you use the room. Is this room for entertainment or privacy? When choosing the right color, it is usually important to be aware of the function of the room.

For example, heavily used pieces that focus on social interaction tend to be kept in warm tones as they are associated with passion, energy, and happiness, while cool tones are used in areas where relaxation or focus is more important. While the connotations are subtle or unconscious, the choice of color can enhance a space’s functionality or defeat its purpose.

Another color selection method is the 60-30-10 rule. The colors in the room are divided into proportions. The dominant color occupies 60% of the space, the secondary color 30% and the accent color the remaining 10%. It appears that the walls are painted a cool shade of blue, and secondary colors are used for the furniture, upholstery, and carpets. Then the accent color is used to highlight small furniture and accessories. The 60-30-10 rule often balances the room without overemphasizing one color or the other.

Finally, we choose the colors based on the focus or previous source of inspiration. Whether it’s your favorite patterned rug, your treasured wall decor, or just the cushions on your sofa, these decorative pieces can be the key to finding the perfect shade for your room. Going this route not only allows you to give a room a more individual character and make it more cohesive, but it also saves you the frustration of finding new decor to match a new wall color.

These three approaches only scratch the surface. If you’re interested in learning more about color theory and its application to interior design, check out the following resource for more information!

Author bio: Anthony M. Salvatori is President of Steadfast Painting Solutions. He has 20 years of painting experience and has been operating his own company for nine years. Salvatori is proud to be leading such an incredible team of individuals with the common goal of providing excellent service and quality. After attending Robert Morris University’s undergrad program for Business Administration, he earned his Master of Business Administration. Salvatori began building his expertise in the painting industry at age 15 working under the mentorship of his parents in their family-owned painting business.