Psychology is a fascinating field of study, but have you considered the color psychology behind the paint schemes in your own home? If you’re thinking about painting a room in your home — or painting your entire home — you may want to put a some time into choosing your homeís interior paint colors. A fresh coat of paint is the fastest way to refresh your overall look, so we’ve compiled the top three painting tips for Portland, Oregon to help you select the absolute best interior design.
View Paint Colors in Natural Light
It has happened to everyone. You find a paint color at the store only to discover that it isn’t exactly what you had in mind – after you’ve painted the entire room. Many times, paint colors can look different under artificial light. The best idea is to take paint swatches home and view them close to a window. Better still, painting a small sample area in a space that gets plenty of natural light will help you see the interior paint the way it will appear on your walls. Many professional painters are able to provide a paint sample that will allow homeowners to make the best decision.
Paint Your Mood
Consider what your space will be used for and choose a wall paint that will compliment the room’s purpose. Do you want to paint a bedroom? Choose a hue that will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Does your day start in the kitchen? Add a splash of color (and energy!) to your daily routine by painting your kitchen cabinets with a bright color. The truth is that your house colors affect your mood, as well as your guests’ moods. Reflect a bit and select the paint color that embodies the atmosphere you wish to create.
Pay Attention to How Your Paint Colors Interact
Many times, homeowners can choose the “perfect” paint color scheme for a room and later be disappointed when that color clashes with an adjoining room. Explore your home. Pay close attention to which spaces connect, which walls you may see in a nearby room, and any small trim that connects to the trim in a different space. Home decorating is a worthwhile investment, and an ideal way to ensure the best paint job is to select interior paint colors that flatter each other.
Bluenote Painting offers a variety of residential painting services and can help relieve the burden of choosing the right paint scheme for your home, whether you live in West Hills, Alameda, Oregon City, Lake Oswego, West Linn or any other neighborhoods near Portland. Contact us to find out more.