Picking a new color for a room could be the most irritating task you ever do when redoing your home, but it can also be the most rewarding. Colors have a lot of weight on our psyche whether we realize it or not. Colors affect our emotions, and are a key point in subconscious decision making. So why would you leave a room a color you don’t like?
On board? I’d hope so. So how about a little advice on colors and your room. Well, first off you need an idea, some inspiration. Maybe you love the forest, so you want a green room with brown accents. Maybe you love the beach, so then blues and beiges are the right colors for you. Inspiration will help you greatly when choosing new colors. If you have no inspiration, and you’re bad with colors look at a color wheel, do some research, or ask for help. Your local paint shop or hardware store will have plenty of people willing to help you out.
So let’s say you’ve got your ideas, and you’re ready to go buy a gallon or two and start painting. Stop. You need to make sure that the colors you want, will look right in your home. Lighting, regardless of whether your room is a rainbow or a monochromatic green, will change the look of your colors drastically. So try them out first. Stick a little bit on each wall of the room, and wait a couple days to see how the lighting affects them. That nice beige you fell in love with could look pink in the morning, and mustard yellow at the end of the day. Make sure you like what the lighting does with the colors before you paint.
Lastly, if you’re still unsure, be trendy. Even if you’re not “hip”, a trendy paint style will impress your guests, and look better when you go to sell your home. Remember your colors have a huge effect on you and everyone else whether you realize it or not. So picking a nice trendy style is a big deal. If you’re selling in the near future, stay with neutral colors instead of trendy.
As always, if you have any questions, stop by or call National Realty Group. We are the One-Stop Solution offering Real Estate Sales and Mortgages. You can also visit our website at NationalRealtyGroup.com.