This is the continuation of the two-part article about selecting the right interior painting for your room designs. You can refer to the first part in this blog in case you missed it.
Soothing and subtle feel
For a soothing, calming and subtle look choose color combinations that is of the same shade and variety. Monochromatic shades, tints and tones tends to emit a sense of calmness to the room since your brain will not process numerous different colors at the same time. Choose calming colors such as greens and blues and overlap the different shades for added attractiveness. A good example is this is selecting a darker color for your walls and choosing a lighter color of the same tone on the trims and wall protectors. Room accessories such as curtains, beddings, throw pillows and towels can have a different shade from your wall to add emphasis on your designs.
Lighter color hues such as greens, blues, lavenders and pinks are excellent choices for that feeling of peace and tranquility in an interior. For bedroom and living room areas where a calm atmosphere must be prioritized, choose cool or warm colors of lighter shades. Using different textures in your beddings, curtains and accessories can add diversity to your room that can easily eliminate monotonous feelings. For kitchen areas, lighter colors such as sage, powdery blues and butter yellow are some of the best choices. These hues can add a feeling of happiness while preparing food for the family.
To achieve elegance, flexibility and classical feel, pick neutral color combinations. Take note that white or beige are not the only neutral colors available in the color wheel. Looking to have your own elegant looking living room? Try to consider using almond color in your wall and have the trims painted with red-toned browns for added accent. Match the colors of your room accessories such as throw pillows, vases and curtains that would offset the neutral color of your wall. Use a combination of lighter shades and darker shades of browns to break the subtle neutrality of your room.
One of the main advantages of using neutral colors in your walls is that you only need to change the color of the room accessories and wall trims to quickly change the entire ambiance of the room. Lighter colors also have an added benefit of making the room bigger and more spacious than it actually is. This flexibility is why most people who are in the market of selling their properties prefer neutral colors than anything else.
Although not very popular, there are times where you will want a vibrant and lively look in your room. Some of the best color choices to give your interior an energetic and bright ambiance are golds, reds, oranges and dark purples. For the color combination, choose one or two base colors such as golds and oranges and for the complementary accents choose an opposite color such purples. For a more oriental feel, choose black colors with matching reds that can easily stand out from the dark background color.
Most of the time, the best color to choose for a room ceiling is white; which tends to disappear and become unnoticeable. Because of this, your mind tends to focus on the colors of the walls, furnishings and room accessories. White ceiling also easily offsets vivid and vibrant wall color, this makes the color look more sharp, crisp and distinct. If wall colors are of neutral color, white ceiling expands the perception of space even more. For rooms that receive insufficient natural light, white ceiling helps boost the level of illumination by reflecting any available light in the vicinity.
High ceilings can also be lowered by painting it with darker hues than the nearby walls. In contrast, lighter colored ceilings can expand the room and make it look larger than it actually is. To make things more delightful to the eye, use the same color and shade for the ceiling, door trims and floor moldings. This way, your interior will not look like a mashup of different colors and shades and will give more elegance and refinement to the room.