Is it about time to put a new coat of paint on the walls? You might be deliberating about what the best color for your home is. Premier Group Contractors has a lot of experience with painting people’s walls. Therefore, we want to give a little advice to those of you who are struggling to pick a color. After all, we’ve all been there!
To start off, what are your favorite colors? Some people forego consideration of their favorite colors because they think they’ll be too bright or stand out too much. The truth is, there’s a good way to use almost any color for painting. Even if you like particularly bright colors, there’s a way you can incorporate that into your walls if you’d like to.
If you’re not really sure what your favorite colors are, or like too many to pick, narrowing them down is easier than it seems. Try thinking of things that make you happy. Do plants make you particularly joyful? Maybe you like spicy food? No matter what kind of thing you think of first, there’s a way to turn that into paint.
Plants could lead to a shade of earthy green or brown. You could even pick the color of your favorite flowers. Spicy food could mean a dark red or burnt orange. No matter what your favorite things are, you can pull a color from it. Then, whenever you see that color, you’ll remember the things it’s associated with. People tend to underestimate how powerful color association is. Take advantage of that!
How to Avoid ‘Too Bright’
If you like a particularly saturated color – in laymen’s terms, one considered very bright – here’s how to use it without overdoing it. There are multiple ways you can do this.
- Create a focus wall. A focus wall is one or, sometimes, two walls that you paint with a bright color. The other walls in the room are painted with a more neutral paint color that pairs well with the focus wall. For instance, if you want to use red paint, but don’t want to overwhelm the room with red, you can paint one wall red while painting the rest a nice cream color. If you want it a little darker, consider a light brown instead of cream.
- Use a less saturated base color and use your preferred color as an accent. Using the colors from the last example, that could mean painting all the walls with cream and then using shaped sponges to create red stamps on the walls.
- If sponging isn’t your preferred design choice, you could also use taping. At, perhaps, a foot from the top of the wall, create a line of tape all the way around the room. If it’s important to you that it’s level, use a bubble level to ensure the tape is places correctly. Then, paint the section between the top of the wall and the tape. When the paint is completely dry, pull the tape off and you’ll have a neat line at the edge of your painted section. You can repeat this as far down the wall as you please, perhaps creating narrower and narrower strips. This will add that touch of red you’re looking for without flooding the room with it.
When it comes time to paint, it’s a lot easier said than done. If you don’t feel like committing to a day of long, hard, and thankless work, repainting your living room, or even more time for even more rooms, hire professionals. Because we at Premier Group Contractors work as a team and have years of experience with this kind of work, we make it look easy. Plus, we do a great job! Give us a call if you have a paint job that needs to be done in Toronto. We’re happy to help.