Paint colors can be hard to choose, no matter what the project may be. But for people who are a little timid when it comes to paint color or using bold colors in their interior decorating schemes, this task can be even harder. While some homeowners are ready to slap on bright red wall paint in their dining rooms or an emerald green paint color in their master bedrooms, others prefer neutral colors. Both styles are beautiful, and you should never stray too far from your personal taste.
If all of the neutrals are feeling a little too bland lately in your Portland, OR home, we at Bluenote Painting have some ideas on how you can use paint colors in small doses without changing your personal taste.
Sometimes, the small splashes of unexpected paint color can make the biggest impact in a room. How does that work exactly? Keep reading.
Painting your window frames is one of the most fun painting ideas because it adds flair without overdoing it. Incorporating different paint colors in areas flooded with natural light can really make a room feel more attractive. Choose a color that you can carry throughout the room into other pieces. For example, if you paint the frame of your kitchen window, tie the paint color into your room with dishes in the same shade or vases filled with similarly hued flowers on your kitchen counter.
Molding, door frames, and baseboards
Painting the molding, door frames, and baseboards around your Portland, OR home is another unexpected way to add a touch of color to any room. Instead of painting your living room gray and the trim white, paint it the reverse. A white living room with dark gray or soft gray trim adds dimension to any space. Go even bolder by painting your trim and door frames in a glossy black paint color. A rich paint color on your trim will help your room look complete. If your entire home is neutral, carry the same paint color on your trim throughout your entire home to create a fluid look.
Emphasize the architecture
If your home has any unusual or distinctive architectural features, use interior paint colors to emphasize them in your home. If your house features tray ceilings, paint your ceilings rather than your walls in order to draw the eye up to that architectural feature. Maybe your home has distinctive arched entryways in between rooms. Painting the underside of the archway in any color will allow it to stand out. Many dining rooms have chair rails that people often overlook, or railings on your stairways that are often neglected. Paint each rail, whether on a chair or stairway, the same color as your trim and doorways in order to tie the look together.
Even homeowners who have often been wary of color in the past can branch out little by little with a unique look that’s not too outrageous. Adding paint color to these unexpected places in your home is a great start to overcoming your fear of color. At Bluenote Painting, we understand that even small painting projects are a big deal. Check out our Q and A Page and contact us for a free estimate.