There is no statement in a room as weighty as wall paint. Wall color is the backdrop to all room decor decisions. From beige to bold, wall color sets the tone for finished room design. Color is a powerful tool, capable of creating more than a style—it also embodies a feeling.
Consider the following interior paint points:
Curated Color Palettes
Picking a color can be intimidating. It is hard to narrow down favorites with all the tones, shades, and hues available today. Take advantage of years of professional experience and use curated color palettes available at the paint store when choosing colors. Do your research and look for marketing materials that show colors in consideration painted on a larger scale or finished project. Color palettes are often curated to support unique design styles. Rustic, vintage, organic, modern, traditional, or timeless—keep your style in mind when searching palettes.
You are probably familiar with those little paint strips at the paint store with varying shades of the same color on a card. They are super handy! Once you find a color you really like, use the ombre’ color card to pick coordinating colors for nearby paint applications. Go a shade or two lighter or darker throughout the house for easy color transition.
Paint that Pops
Painted walls don’t have to be boring, use painter’s tape to create shapes and custom designs. Both tone on tone and complementary colors will yield unique graphic expressions. Color-painted ceilings are another opportunity for stand out design. Use soft neutral colors on the ceiling for a soothing feel or dark bold colors for dramatic design overhead.
Paint technology is getting better and better and finishes are becoming more of a preference than a principle. Evaluate the space to be painted and consider both design and durability when deciding on an appropriate finish. Quality paint sources now boast washable flat paints, which is an exciting innovation since it’s a favorite for wall applications. Flat paints are easier to touch up after wear than paints with sheen in the formula. Low-sheen matte paints are still a better choice than flat paints for concealing water marks in damp bathrooms. Semi-gloss paints are scrubbable, making them ideal for use on doors and trim.
White paint is no longer just plain white—there is creamy white, pure white, snowy white, chalk white, lacy white, and so many more ideas of virtually the same color. And yes, it really does make a difference. All those little variations do equal different results. Don’t skip the samples, take the time to paint a large cardboard panel with sample colors and hold it up to the wall to ensure that your paint selection is the perfect one. Evaluate the sample board during different times of the day before committing to a larger pail of paint. Changes in natural light from sun up to sun down can make a noticeable difference.
Tap into a valuable resource by consulting with interior designers at Everything Home for your next paint project. Let a professional eye guide you towards choosing interior paints with intention and make a lasting impression. Contact Us, we would love to learn more about your next paint project!
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