Choosing the color of walls
Here are 10 tips on how to choose the color for your walls.
1. Combine the color with the overall purpose and function of the room
While choosing the color for your walls, take into consideration the purpose of the given room/place. Painting walls into black may not be the best idea for a kitchen. A kitchen should be a place where you can relax and have a pleasant meal.
2. Imagine the whole interior of the room
Think ahead of what kind of furniture and accessories you would want or will have in the room and choose the color according to that. It is easier to change the paint on your walls than the furniture.
3. Bright with dim, dim with bright
Remember that if you choose to paint your walls into bright and bold colours, or draw same patterns on them, the interior of your room (furniture and accessories), have to be more pale and neutral. Vice versa, light, neutral and single-toned walls allow you to experiment more with the interior.
4. Enlarge your room
Use pastel and light tones to visually increase the space of your room. Dark and saturated colours will, on the contrary, narrow the space.
5. Rely on your tastes
There’s no point in painting your walls into green if it’s one of your most hated colours, just because a fancy magazine says that it is the “It” colour this year. Trends go by, but your tastes may never change. If you still want to keep up with the trends, choose more or less neutral shades, so that, for example, the next year, you won’t have to repaint the whole room.
6. Compare the color
The illumination of the stores is completely different than the one in your house and in the particular room especially. Before buying, test how the colour looks directly in your room.
7. Combine natural colors
If you want to use more than one shade in your room but are afraid of risking, use natural shades, such as green and brown, or any other colours that you see combined in nature.
8. The ceiling
Choose the same colour for your ceiling as for the walls, but only a couple of shades lighter. That way, if you have a small space, it will visually “stretch” the height. If you already have high ceilings, you can easily choose a colour which is darker.
9. Choose neutral furniture
As an addition to tip #2, choose neutral and classical colours for the furniture. This way, you can not only experiment with the colour of the walls, but also with accessories.
10. Even surfaces
Even out the surface of your walls, since then you won’t have to worry that single-tone coloured walls will mark out all the defects.
Last but not least, which is not even a tip, but rather a must-do: prepare your room thoroughly for painting! Cover everything with all the material that you have (old bed sheets, newspapers, paper or polyethylene). Trust us, the more time you spend on these preparations, the more thankful you’ll be for the clean furniture and floors.