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One of the biggest achievements in today’s world is to own a house. Once you own one, the next big step is to decide on the colors that match your needs exactly the way you want. These simple tricks will make picking up the right colors simple.
1. Start Small
If you are unsure about a color, paint a small hall or area between rooms or bathroom. You will immediately understand if the color works for you or not.
2. Think About Your Mood
When selecting a color, think of the mood of the room. How do you want to feel when you resting in your bedroom or dining with your family and loved ones? Choose colors on your feeling and needs. Most of us, do not pay attention to the feel of the room, but please bear in mind, colours have powers to affect our moods.Read about colour psychology here.
3. Pay attention to lighting
Paints show differently in different lights. Hence it is advisable to see them in daylight as that shows the truest color. A light colour in a poorly lit room will never come to life. So its important to understand lighting in the room and choose colours accordingly.
4. Experiment with colors
Don’t be too cautious with colors. Play with your imagination. Use your creativity. Use eclectic prints in your child’s room or some real nice soft and bold combination to make your house look interesting.
5. Walk Into Another Room
Consider walls in one flow. Consider how they interact with each other. Choose colors, how they will flow from room to room to create your own personalized picture.
6. Monochromatic Schemes
You may think one color can be boring. You can be totally wrong. Create bold or subtle variations within one color group. Use closely related colors or try a single color in different finishes. Sometimes the monochromatic colors can give you a simple yet elegant look to your house.
7. Choose different paint finishes
A single color used on walls but with different finishes gives a cohesive look to your room.
Choosing colors and finishes can be overwhelming. But, a little bit of careful listening to your gut level feeling with some understanding can go a long way in complementing your walls and your home!