It has been said many times before, and here it is again: paint is the best and most cost-effective interior decorating tool that you have at your disposal. Whether you live in an open concept space or a small home or apartment that feels a little too tight, paint colors can help you define space where you need it. Painting ideas include using paint colors to add definition, texture, and style to any space as well as separating spaces in a large open concept room or a small room that has more than one function.
Let’s start by talking about those smaller spaces in your Portland, OR home. Smaller homes with fewer rooms may have a room or two that serves several functions. If you work from home and need some office space, but are lacking that extra room, you may keep a desk in your bedroom. Maybe your dining area is also a part of your living room. No matter what the two functions are, wall paint can help you define each space and allow your room to serve these two functions well.
For example, in the bedroom that you want to serve as both a bedroom and an office space, choose a soothing paint color as the primary paint color for your room, then choose a complementary paint color for the wall where your desk will live. This could be the same paint color but in a darker shade. For something a little more visually interesting, keep the entire room one color but paint a stripe or other design on the desk wall.
Similarly, if your dining space is part of your living room, but you want it to feel a little more separate and formal, paint will come to the rescue. Paint just one wall to define your dining space. Get a little more creative with this color and consider going for a bold paint color for your dining table wall. Incorporate this same color into your living room so that it doesn’t feel too out of place.
When it comes to large, open concept rooms, you may find that you want to define the space a little, even though you love the open feeling. This can be easily done by choosing one color but in different shades. Be sure to choose a paint color you love and look at it from all angles and in different lighting throughout the day before committing. Never trust a paint swatch alone.
Lastly, keep your trim, all woodwork, and interior doors the same color in order to tie together your open space. Of course white paint is your safest bet in this scenario, but if you’re feeling like you want a more dramatic look, gray and black are other perfect paint colors for trim.
Whether you are tackling a large open concept space or a small room serving multiple needs, Bluenote Painting has the painting contractors ready to tackle your painting project. Contact us today for a free estimate.