Choosing the right paint for your home can be tough, with various colours and types of finish to select from, the process can get extremely difficult. As a starting point, what colour do you prefer? With that, you’ve begun your journey to picking the perfect paint colour for your home. It can feel daunting but, we’re here to help ease the process by suggesting important key points.
You’ve probably heard it before, lighting is an important factor when deciding on a paint colour. Every paint manufacturer is different, and depending on what type of substrate finish your home is designed with, the radiance outside can greatly affect the binds and adhesion of the paint. Light bulbs can also affect on how you perceive colour, varying from fluorescent, halogens to lumens – each bulb has different tints and colour. So, keep in mind that the paint colours you see at the store are different from what you see in your home.
The size, feel, fixtures and ceiling heights of your living space are all important factors to take into consideration. Tall ceilings open-up options for darker colours, while a smaller room will have a different effect. We recommend choosing a lighter paint colour with warm tones, creating an illusion of a bigger space. If you’ve got chair rails, you have the option for different complementary colours on the same wall. If you have a small room, consider feature walls for that dark colour you’ve fallen in love with. An alternative option is to go with a neutral palette throughout the home, leaving bright colours for furniture accents.
Do they already have punchy furniture colours? Maybe, you’ll want to go with something more understated for your walls. Alternatively, if your furniture is less dramatic, you have an opportunity to go bold with your room colours.
Can’t find the colour you’ve been searching for? Try a different paint brand. Not all brands are created equal and some offer hue variations right on the same paint chip. Each paint manufacturer has different adherence and binding ingredients to their products, some paint may look great on your furniture but, may have a different effect on your wall.
Every paint has a different binding finish to them. The 2 most common finishes are gloss and matte but, depending on your furniture and walls, you may choose one or the other. Do you like a high gloss? Or is matte up your alley? Lifestyle may come into play here, as a mid-range finish like eggshell will be easy to clean and wear well, while a high shine will resist even a water splash. But the matte finish will hide wall imperfections and roller marks. You can get the best of both worlds if, for example, you go with one finish on the walls and use another for trim and baseboards.
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Ultimately, picking paint colours for your home is a very personal choice, and only you can decide what works best. Everyone has a style that is unique to them, and your home is the perfect way to showcase your personality.
Lince’s Painting Media Team (2, January 2017). Retrieved from https://www.lincespainting.com/choosing-paint-colours/