How To Pick The Right Colors For Your Home
How to pick the right colors for your home? When it comes to choosing the colors for your home, the whole painting exercise becomes quite confusing for homeowners. Everything else can be entirely the responsibility of a painting company but the choice of colors will depend entirely on the preference and discretion of the homeowners. There is no definitive rule that can help you to choose the exact color. You should also avoid choosing colors simply because you like them. The color you like personally may or may not be ideal for your walls, ceilings, passages and exteriors. Thus, you need a strategic approach. Here is how you should pick the right colors for your home.
- You must first understand the concept of colors when it comes to painting your home. There are primary colors, known as hues, and then there are the variations. The variations of a particular color are known as shades. But shades are also a term used to refer to blends of various colors. You need to first decide if you would go for one color, different shades of one color or a blend of more than one color.
- You should then consider the value of a particular color. The value is a term used to describe the darkness or lightness of a color. Red can be dark red or light red. Every color can have different degrees of darkness and lightness or values.
- Then you must consider saturation, which is the dominance of a color. In the color spectrum, unless it is a primary color, all colors have tinges of other hues. As one moves from one end of the spectrum to another, the colors at the starting end begin to fade and eventually become nonexistent. In other words, there is nil saturation.
- You also have to look at intensity, which is a term used to describe how brilliant a color is. Red can be matte red or glossy red. It could be blunt red or crimson red.
Once you have considered all these technical aspects of colors, you should make your choice depending on where the color would be used, how much light plays in that room and what kind of setting you wish to have in that space. We shall touch upon those contexts in another discussion but if you are having any difficulty with the technicalities mentioned here, let us know and we can help you out. Want to know more on how to pick the right colors for your home check out our website and give Tom a call at Ace Painting with any questions or to set up a free estimate at 216-323-0552!