Paint Color Can Make the Difference Between Drab and Dramatic

30 Sep

Paint Color Can Make the Difference Between Drab and Dramatic

Paint is often viewed as a neutral background to a room, upon which the interesting elements are layered. Typically, people select a complementary neutral beige color to go with their other furnishings. This can be an effective strategy for interior design, but there’s more to paint than just a background.

Paint can add passion to a room, and be a focal point in itself. Painting is a reasonably priced way, not just to refurbish or update a room, but to make it spectacular. And, best of all, if you make a mistake and don’t like how it turns out, it’s not that expensive to change. So you don’t have to be timid when selecting paint colors!

accent wall behind bed

Here are a few tips to help you feel brave when selecting paint colors for your home interior:
• Because paint colors appear different at different times of day and with varying amount of sunlight, always paint a test section on the wall and take a look often, both during the day and night – and on days that are both sunny and cloudy. Try lots of colors!
• If you really like a color, but you fear it’s just a bit too bold or bright, ask the paint store
to tone it down by about 25 percent.
• If you’re feeling timid, go with mostly neutral colors on your walls, and add a burst of
bolder color on just one wall or in just one small room, such as a powder room.

Also consider the paint color for your ceiling. Experts say that you probably don’t want to paint your ceiling a stark white. It’s much better to go with a light color that has a cream, ivory or beige tone – or you can select a white hue with just a tiny bit of the
wall color in it. This can calm a room and make a smooth transition from the wall to ceiling color.
Make your interior pop with just the right paint colors!

If you want help choosing just the right paint, we highly recommend using Anderson Paint, 2386 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, (734) 995-4411 one of our favorite experts.

Next week we’ll talk about how to spruce up your guest bedroom to make it a special place for your special guests.

One Response to “Paint Color Can Make the Difference Between Drab and Dramatic”

  1. Found This Painted That October 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

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