Every expert painter has a unique perspective and an artistic vision for the rooms they paint. Their strategy is usually built upon the most crucial design step – choosing the right paint color.
Depending on a variety of factors, like room size, number of windows and where daylight occurs in each part of the room, the right paint color can make all the difference. The color wheel is the best resource for interior and exterior painters, interior designers and decorators to work with because they can choose from a broad color palate. Paint color will also help determine furniture colors, accessories and accents for the room.
Paint colors are typically chosen within color theory guidelines. For instance, on the color wheel warm tones are represented by the yellow, orange, and red colors and cool tones are represented by the blues, greens, and purples. Each added paint color alters the space in a different way – so a room which equally supports both tones is pleasing to the eye.
The latest decorating trend is to incorporate a combination of warm and cool tones to create depth and contrast. Introducing both warm and cool colors to the walls can produce a contrasting effect. Accent colors on architectural details will help create a unique backdrop on which a designer can build upon.
There are some other things to consider when choosing your paint color. If there is any exposed wood or brick in the room, those features also add warm tones, so you may want to contrast with a cool tone on the wall. Choosing opposite tile colors or hardwood floor colors can also add warmth to the room.
Each room receives influence from natural light differently throughout the day. Natural lighting also affects the colors you choose for the room. Use warm colors such as red, shades of orange and yellow in rooms with northern light exposure for a pleasant balance of analogous colors. A room with southern exposure can benefit from the use of both warm and cool colors.
Whatever colors are being considered for your next painting project, it’s wise to consult with your painting contractor to choose the type of finish you need for your walls or trim. An expert painter at J. Canabe can help you make those decisions and answer any questions you may have. Check out our residential painting services and see how we can help today!