As with most other things in life, success in choosing the right paint colour often hangs more in the balance of what not to do. Be that as it may, sticking to a few basic principles will often mean the difference between ending up with something that you love vs. something that you absolutely hate. We’ll start by taking a look at some of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
When choosing the right paint colour, especially for internal spaces, it’s vital to take furniture and other general decor into consideration. Most of us will see the need to paint an internal space more than once in a lifetime, especially after having moved into a new home.
At this point, we will already have acquired certain pieces of furniture. It’s important to consider the colour schemes, textures, etc. of furniture and existing decor before deciding on a colour scheme. When you do find the right colour, it is as rewarding as winning big when playing real money slots!
Dare To Be Bold
Holding tiny test cards against a wall is not a sufficient way to get a proper idea as to what the entire wall would look like covered in that specific colour.
Those in the know advise that a large section of the wall be painted in the proposed colour, preferably a section of the wall where the light falls favourably.
Only then will you be able to see how the colour will affect the general ambiance of the room.
Beware Of The Dark
Dark colours may often seem attractive due to the bold nature of the hue. This must be considered very carefully, especially with the volume of natural light that enters the room at any given time during the day in mind.
When there isn’t an adequate amount of light entering the room, dark colours end up looking dingy instead of mysterious or bold. The end result is a claustrophobic effect, the last thing that anyone would want for a room that is supposed to make a statement or be bold and inviting.
Be sure to assess natural shadows too. These may make dark colours appear even darker when the natural light leaves the room at certain times during the day.
Avoid The Two-Tone
This is a very common mistake. Painting two parts of an open-plan room in two different colours can be catastrophic and appear to be sheepishly amateurish.
Be very careful when attempting this and be sure to match the proposed colours on the colour wheel first before making a final decision.
A Master Is Only As Capable As His Tools
At no time does this saying ring more true than when taking a roller brush to a wall. Choosing the right equipment for the task at hand is key, even more so than the correct choice of colour.
Using low quality tools will make the most professional paint job look tacky and unfinished.
Other than this, remember that walls have to be prepared beforehand. Be sure to research the different methods of correctly preparing walls before applying the first coat of paint.