The Right Color Choice
Your house is almost finished and it is time to get to make those final decisions that you have put off till the end, one of which is paint colors. It can seem like a daunting task to find a color palate for your entire home but with a few tips you can take on this project with a clear mind and a game plan, that will make these decisions a breeze. 1) Make Note Of All Rooms That Can Be Seen From One Another. This is a very important first step as it will be the basis of all your color choices. This list will not be limited to adjacent rooms. In some homes, rooms such as the kitchen, great room or dining room can be seen from across the home. You should record all the information on a house plan layout or rough sketch of the home to ensure that you can refer to it when choosing paint colors. Any rooms that can be seen from one another should be complimentary colors. Bedrooms, other than a guest bedroom, can be excluded from this, if you choose, since they are seldom seen and should reflect the style of those residing in them. 2) Choose The Largest Room That Can Be Seen From The Most Areas In The House. Once you have finished charting out all the information you should be able to find this room easily. This space is usually the great room, living room or kitchen. Starting with this space will make the process of choosing complimentary colors around your home easier. Choose a nice calming color scheme for this room and then branch off from there. A great way to choose complimentary colors is to get a color swatch with several different shades of the same color. 3) If You Want To Go Bold, Stick With The Same Colors (Except for bedrooms). If you have a daring side calling you to add that bold accent color, go for it!... Well, if it matches with your color scheme that is. Don’t choose a color that will clash with the rest of the house, and once you have found that perfect accent color, try not to add another bold color to the paint mix. These colors can be added using art and furniture pieces. 4) The Bedrooms Should Reflect Each Personality. Have fun with the bedrooms and make each one the perfect place for the occupant(s) of the room. As bedroom doors are usually closed or they are not clearly visible from high traffic parts of the home, they don’t have to fit right into the color scheme of the rest of the house. 5) If You Plan To Sell, Don’t Go Bold. Buyers do not like the idea of having to paint over your bold color choices. This will make some potential buyers wary of making an offer on your home as they must put extra effort into painting the walls. If you plan on selling anytime soon, your best bet is to keep it neutral, homey and calm. Follow these few steps and it will make picking the color palette for your next home simple and easy!