Wherever you may venture off to, you will respond to vivid paint colors and the importance is many times underestimated. Use of color is important in workplaces and homes so J Canabe Painting has put together a short guide to help choose the most vivid paint colors for your home or office.
If you are unsure of where to start with color choices, experiment in a small, inconspicuous area, or try an accent wall. An area that’s quick to complete is recommended so you can see the results quicker to change it or be happy with it. This process can be quite an adventure. Use your favorite color from furniture, décor, dishes, or artwork to use as the main color or an accent color.
When choosing a color, think about how you want to set the room’s mood. A bedroom needs a soothing, relaxing setting. Neutrals and cool colors can create a restful feeling while bolder colors can add too much drama.
Dining areas need a stimulating and sociable feel or more of a formal appearance. Contrasting warm colors and some bolder colors can contribute to the atmosphere. Neutrals and deeper blue-greens can give a more formal feel.
Have you ever wondered why paint stores have a light box to test the paint chips? Natural daylight will show the true vivid paint colors. The fluorescent lighting can cast a sharp blue tone. Incandescent lighting will bring out yellows and warm tones. This helps ensure you’re not using a strong color that can overpower the walls but it still may be effective as an accent wall.
For a more active space, think about introducing intense, bold colors. Even if you prefer the room to be lightly-colored, select colors that are a bit more saturated than a light pastel or off-white. Light color can feel stark and bright when it’s on all of the surfaces in a single room. Although, two or more, closely related pastels will add a luminous effect.
Boost confidence by testing the selected color on large areas of a wall or poster board. Do not be afraid of stepping beyond your comfort zone. Use colors like olive green or chocolate brown as a main color or accent color. You can add a little more drama with vivid paint colors on the ceiling. A tinted ceiling can dramatically improve the room’s appeal.
If you feel that one color is too boring, there is an option of creating subtle or bold variations that are within a color group by contrasting the paint finishes. As an example, closely related colors should be used, or try one color in different paint finishes for the trim and walls in a space.
One color used on trim and walls can take on a new meaning when different finishes are being applied. Here is an example, trim and wall colors can be the same hue but use an eggshell paint finish on walls while using a semi-gloss finish on the trim. The color is the same but will appear differently on each of the surfaces.