When painting a home, the kind of colours you choose will speak volumes about your home’s interior and exterior. You want to pick out colours that will match from room to room and add a touch of style to your home. However, with the sea of paint colours available in any paint store in Brampton, making the ultimate choice can be quite overwhelming for most homeowners. In this piece, we present tips on how you can create the best colour palette of your choice.
- Pick out Colours in support of your Home Décor
Think about the colours that you have around your space. Pick out paint colours that go with your décor and furniture. Experts recommend buying a paint colour that is bright when your furniture features dull colours, in order to compliment the house.
Take colour cues from fabrics around your house, such as throw pillows or chairs and note the colours you see.
- Find Inspiration
Most homeowners pick out colours they are naturally drawn to or choose their favourite colours as a combination guide for different rooms.
For inspiration, use Pinterest, magazines and catalogs to find colour schemes for different rooms. Make a board for every room and pin colours you like for each room. Once you have a list of about 10 colours, check out their availability in your nearest paint store in
Brampton. Chances are you will find most neutrals on your board and maybe all or a few bold colours in the paint store.
- Picking Neutral Colours
When narrowing down your colour list for every room, you need to consider your focal point, which means deciding where people’s attention in the room should go. Decide whether you would like to use the furniture in your house to be the base point or the wall colour to be the base point, which everything else in the house revolves around. This will help you have a good blend of both neutral and bright colours. If the furniture you have features bright colours, sticking with neutrals could be a wise choice. Bold colours are great in bathrooms and bedrooms where everything is neutral or basic, or in any room where there is not so much going on.
The best thing about neutral colours is their availability; big paint companies such as Benjamin Moore in Brampton have a wide selection of neutral colours to choose from.
- Use Testers
Before settling on a certain paint colour, buy testers in a few shades of your choice from a good paint store in Brampton to see how light hits the wall at different times of the day to really get a feel of what you stand to get once the paint job is done.
Nearly all brands, including companies like Benjamin Moore, have testers in different shades for a reasonable price. Instead of painting an entire wall with one colour, try breaking it up with the different colour choices you have in mind, and then leave the test areas for a week
or so, so you can see which colour you like best.
- Pick the right Sheen
Having sheen in a paint colour will accentuate any flaws in the wall. Talk to your painting specialist to get advice on which sheen to choose for different rooms, as well as understand the different undertones to make the right choice.
The above tips will help any homeowner choose the right paint colour for any home.