So what do the professionals recommend when it comes to choosing paint colours for walls. There is a sea of advice on the internet that white expands space, and in the bedroom, it is better to use calm tones. We will not repeat them, rather listen to those who have been painting walls and ceilings every day for years.
Professional painters and builders like to choose paint colours according to the following guidelines:
The fewer options you have to choose from for choosing a paint colour, the easier it is to
Do you want to paint your living room a light green? Then ask the salesperson to show you just the basic colours, some brief colour catalogue, and it will be easier to choose. Why would you want 67 variations of light green to confuse you more? If you buy paint online, give preference to brands that offer brief colour charts. Ask for a paint colour catalogue
It’s a common mistake to choose a paint colour from a brochure or from seeing your favourite shade on an online shop’s website. Remember that no monitor, much less a magazine or a brochure, can perfectly convey the shade of the paint. If possible, always ask to see a fan with colour samples, not printed on the polygraph, but rather a catalogue with pieces of material painted in different shades of the brand’s colours.
Don’t forget the purpose of the room
The colour of the walls in your home may just be a whim, but don’t forget what you’ll be doing in that room. A small bedroom with pumpkin-orange stripes on the walls is unlikely to give you a good night’s sleep.
Don’t listen to anyone, choose a wall colour that suits you
Fashion magazines, your designer and architect friends can advise anything, but you live in a house you and your loved ones. So what if a pink ceiling is too much for some people. And it reminds you of the colour of ice cream, which you bought your mother as a child.
Choose the less saturated one
A tiny rectangle of crimson might look lovely in a catalogue of colours, but you’ll feel dizzy when you’re up against a wall that big. Always choose a colour that’s much lighter and calmer.
Is your wall smooth or textured?
Yes, it makes a huge difference. Imagine your wall is covered in pebble stucco (creating the effect of scattered grains on the surface). Each pebble plaster has both a light side, and at the same time casts a tiny shadow – meaning the entire wall takes on a slightly darker tone. Be sure to consider texture when choosing a paint shade.7. Why not do a test paint job!
Still can’t figure out which paint colour to choose? Here’s an easy way: order the smallest cans of paint in the colours you can’t decide between, and paint a wall in a room that isn’t too garish. Then simply paint over those areas.
If you test the colour, do it under realistic conditions
If you liked the above advice, note that you should paint the wall not somewhere, but in the very room where you plan to renovate. Apply the paint in several layers, according to what is written in the instruction, try to paint at least 1 square meter. Assess the results, try to include the same lighting that will be used in the room.
By the way, if you can’t do a test paint job, try to bring a colour catalogue into the room and assess the colours in the conditions of the specific room.
Don’t break the rules of painting
No one likes to follow instructions, “why read technical charts?” Is it any wonder that if you do, the paint will not only crack soon, but will have a different shade, okay, if not different in different areas of the wall. Please paint properly.
Don’t jump to conclusions
Allow the walls to dry properly. In absolutely ideal conditions, water soluble paint dries in about half a day, just wait a few days and you’ll see that the wall colour is perfect.
Have a beautiful home!