Pick the Perfect Color with Lakeside Painting’s Interior Designers

Monday, August 07, 2017

Pick the Perfect Color with Lakeside Painting’s Interior Designers

It’s no secret that painting a room can breathe new life into a space. But choosing the right color palette can be daunting. I mean, the options are literally endless. Fortunately, if you decide to choose Lakeside’s residential painting contractors, you will have a team of professionals on your side. When you decide to work with us, you will receive a complimentary color consultation with an ASID-certified interior designer. That way, you won’t have to guess whether or not the color you pick will work in your home. But in the meantime, to get you started, here are a few tips and tricks from professional designers to consider when embarking on an interior home painting journey.

Use the color wheel.

Generally speaking, colors next to each other on the color wheel tend to have a more casual and relaxing feel. These colors work best in informal and private spaces. For example, shades of green and yellow would look great together in a space such as a bedroom or a private study.

Take cues from your clothing.

We typically dress in a way that flatters us and that we find appealing. So what better way to ensure that you’ll love your color scheme than taking cues from your clothing? For example, if you’re all about the denim look and jeans are your go-to, a navy colored accent wall might just be your thing. If, on the other hand, bright spring and summer colors are what you wear year-round, mix a few brightly colored accent pieces into your design.

Pay attention to lighting.

Consider the light in the room that you’re going to paint. Natural light brings out the truest hue. Warm tones and yellows are drawn out when using incandescent lighting, and fluorescent lighting tends to cast a sharp blue tone. With that in mind, a color like red may be too bright and overpowering if used on all walls or near a large window, but it might work well as an accent wall with indirect lighting.

Take the paint for a test drive.

While you may love the way that a color looks as a color chip at Home Depot, you may not feel the same way once it’s up and on your wall. Avoid that pitfall by taking the paint for a test run. Paint a large poster board(s) in the intended color. Stick it on to the wall to be painted for a day or two. See if it suits your fancy or if you need to reconsider.  

When obtaining residential painting services, it will definitely be helpful to familiarize yourself with the terminology used to describe color.

·         Hue and color are synonymous. Green is a hue; yellow is a hue.

·         Value refers to how light or dark the hue is.

·         Saturation refers to the dominance of a hue. On a color wheel, the colors on the outer edge are more saturated –  “pure” hues – whereas the colors toward the center of the wheel are less saturated.

If you need an interior house painter, search no more. Lakeside Painting not only offers house interior painting, but we also provide you with the expertise of a licensed interior designer. If you decide to hire one of our residential painting contractors, you will be given a free consultation with an ASID-certified designer. That way, if you’re having trouble deciding on what color you should paint a room, you can have professional help at your fingertips. Call us today to book your consultation.

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