Choosing colors for your interior painting project can be overwhelming. When you invest in professional painting services, you should be confident in the tones you’ve selected. You’ll want to be sure they will add ambiance to your Greater Vancouver Area interior space.
At AZ Painting, we find that many of our clients select colors that work with the room’s furnishings. Although it’s good practice to complement your decor, it’s also important that they create the mood you’re looking for in that area.
Here are three tips to consider when making your interior painting color selection.
Keep Your Interior Paint Colour Choice Simple
The majority of mistakes we see that Vancouver homeowners, commercial businesses, or interior designers make when selecting interior paint color is choosing too many colors.
We understand the temptation to combine different hues and tones in a complementary manner for that wow factor. However, too many colors can result in the opposite effect.
When interior paint colors are in poor contrast, they make a room appear smaller and cluttered. Prevent this mistake by choosing just one dominant color to use throughout the room. To showcase your love of color, rely on accent décor, art selections, or furniture pieces.
But, if you can’t resist implementing a second color or feature wall, be sure that second color offsets the first one, as well as the furniture in the room. This will allow the color to show itself and give your Vancouver interior space that wow factor.
Consider Lighting in Your Interior Paint Colour Selection
Above all, the lighting of a room affects the color you choose for your interior painting project. Similar to your selection of quality professional painters. Many default mistakes that tend to happen when opting for mid to dark colors when the room’s lighting doesn’t support that choice.
It’s upsetting to find out after the paint job is completed that your chosen color is creating an unintended result.
When we consult with our clients at AZ Painting, we assess the interior space’s lighting and factor that in as part of our interior paint color selection recommendation services.
If you have plenty of natural light shining through the windows; it’s important to have multiple samples of your color palette in different areas of your room. This will allow you to view the color throughout the day. Generally, it’s best to make a color selection decision after you’ve had a full day to observe the color at different times of the day you’re in the room.
Light or Dark? Which Effect Do You Prefer?
When picking interior paint colors, it’s important to ask yourself what you’d like to achieve. Do you want to create a cozy, inviting space? Or, on the other hand, would you like an area that appears open and spacious?
Each color has an energy and its own mood. This, in turn, affects the overall aesthetic of a room. Dark colors tend to make the room look more cozy and smaller. Lighter colors will open the space up and make it appear larger and brighter.
Today’s modern colors are usually bright white colors or whites with a bit of tint. These colors are still very bright.
However, with a few drops of yellow, grey or green, we can ensure that the room is spacious and bright with a hint of color to complement your furnishings as well.
AZ Painting offers fast and affordable interior painting services in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam and the surrounding areas.
Our skilled painters are always ready to outfit your home or business with a beautiful new color of your choice. If you aren’t sure of what interior paint color to pick, we are happy to help.