Nothing makes a house more beautiful and complete than the perfect color. Two different rooms can be designed the exact same way, but the one will the better color choice and combination will stand out and be preferred over the other.


Color is important to the human brain. Even though we don’t realize it, color accounts for about 60% of our response to something we see. Often called “color psychology” we can see the effects of color on our moods. We physically and psychologically respond to the effects of color. So here are some things you should consider when picking a color to paint your home in:


  • Look for a small area in your house that you can experiment in. Pick a room that’s quick and easy to do, so that you can see your results sooner and either keep or change it. Try the bathroom, an accent wall or even a hallway.


  • Think about your mood. Well, think about the mood you want to be in when you’re in that particular room. For instance, if you’re in your bedroom, do you want a color that brings a soothing, calming feeling or do you want a color that has you feeling dramatic and intimate?


  • Look at the lighting. In the paint store, you probably realize that there are light boxes for you to test paint chips. Why? (1) Natural daylight shows the truest color; (2) Incandescent lighting brings out warm tones and yellows; (3) Fluorescent lighting casts a sharp blue tone.
  • Learn the color terms. You need to know the terminology used to describe color. Learn about hues, value of hues, saturation and intensity. Those terms will help you understand color more.


  • Test Your Color Choice. Don’t be afraid to try your color out on a large area of the wall or on a poster board. You’ll get a better idea of what the end-product will look like.


  • Add depth with decorative finishes. Make the walls pop! You can make dull walls more attractive and personalized by adding “dramatic visual texture and broken color.”


  • Walk into another room to see how well your walls, as planes of color, look when viewing them from adjacent rooms. Consider how the colors flow from one room to another.


  • Stick to the color wheel. The color wheel is a little tool that helps you to alter and strengthen two different colors. You’ll be able to compare colors side by side and see how well (or not well) they work together. Colors on the left of the wheel are warm colors and colors on the right of the wheel are cool colors.


  • Try monochromatic schemes. Do things like creating different variations with different color groups or trying accent colors.


  • Use a different paint finish. Your newly painted wall can take on a completely different significance, when applied in different finishes.


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