The rooms that you use the least are often the hardest to figure out what to do with. But home resale value matters, and if you pick the wrong color, you’ll regret it every time you walk into the room. So whether you’re all out of interior design ideas, or you just want to make sure you’re using the trendiest paint colors, it’s worth putting a little thought into even those obscure rooms that you almost never visit. Fortunately, we can help.
Here are a few things to consider when considering wall painting for your low traffic areas:
Put a little of the floors on the walls
Taking a color out of your flooring and painting your walls with it is a great way to give your room a put-together feel without trendy or dramatic colors. You’ll likely come away with a visually interesting combination without your look feeling forced.
Look to your trim
If your floor is a solid color, or you just don’t like the options there, look to your window coverings next for inspiration. If nothing there jumps out at you, pick a trim color from cabinets, or even from fancy appliances you might have. The purpose isn’t to be dramatic, but to create a cohesive look by coordinating colors. Just make sure you’re picking an inspiration that you like, because wall paint is more permanent than window dressings.
Stay away from the dramatic
There are probably rooms in your house that you want to stand out. But if every room in the place has a deep, striking color, those special rooms aren’t going to pop as much, because each room is going to assault your visitor’s design sense in a different way. Instead, let your lower-traffic areas, like laundry rooms, hallways or utility rooms be more neutral so that your study, or your fancy kitchen, or whatever your special space is, will stand out as the star without your house being a cacophony of color.
Use the right paint, not just the right color
Even if you go with “contractor beige” as your final color, you should still be putting quality paint on your walls. Doing so won’t just make sure the paint lasts as long as you want it to, it’s even more important in utility type rooms (including laundry rooms, and kitchen) to have a quality paint to make cleaning easy because those are the rooms most likely to need major cleanups. Cheap paint makes cleanup more of a chore.
Get the paint job done right
Just like the paint matters, the paint job matters also. If you want to skip the chore of painting, but still want the job done right the first time, give us a call today, or request a free quote online. Our professional quality makes hiring the right pro painters an easy choice.