Very few things are as influential to your overall home interior design plans as the color and paint you choose to apply; and where you choose to apply them. Some people end up confused about color issues and not merely with the wall paints. They wonder if they should go ahead and order the paint in their favorite color or just order carpet in the same hue. Well, any interior designer worth his or her salt may very likely tell you to order the paint instead. This is because new carpet can end up costing more than a good paint job. Also, it can also be difficult to find exactly the right shade of carpet.
Nonetheless, the walls of your home are very important to its visual presentation; since these cover so much area and are virtually impossible to hide. As such, you should ensure your wall color choices are excellent. Below are a few home interior design tips to start you off.
Determine the Correct Color
When thinking about what color to use to paint a room, consider the other elements of your home interior design. Do you intend to put all wooden furniture in this room? Then perhaps some light and neutral shade might provide an excellent backdrop to the wooden tones. Do you intend to use a fabric with print for your décor? Then try painting the walls the same or almost the same shade as the background of the fabric. The idea is just to try and keep everything flowing together.
Consider Paint for Space and Ceiling
Determine how much space is in each room and whether this space is sufficient. If you think a room is too large, you might want to paint it using warm colors. If it feels too squeezed-in, try cooler shades. If you are concerned that it is just too small, then simply use light and neutral colors as well as monochromatic schemes. You may add mirrors later on to further improve the impression of spaciousness.
As much as possible, you should resist the urge to use gloss paint on the ceiling. It may actually show imperfections due to the reflective character of the paint. Thus, some people who used gloss paint on the ceiling, later regretted that decision.
Observe Room Lighting
Always think about your location when making color choices, along with all other home interior design decisions. The problem with color selection is that it is so largely dependent on how much light you can expect to enter a room and the quality of light at different times of day. A room may be absolutely filled with sunlight in the early morning, for instance, but dim for most of the afternoon. A room may be dark all the time and prone to receiving very little light. The rule is to work with the lighting you expect to have, which means observing the rooms of your home for at least an entire day before making your decisions. Once you have recorded your observations, work on contrast and offsetting techniques. If there is very little light coming to a room and you believe the situation may not change for the better part of the year; you should use warmer colors for the walls. The opposite applies if the room has a great deal of what interior designers call “southern light”.
Finally, look for an interior designer who can actually give you some up-front advice about these sorts of decisions and other home interior design issues. You may also ask people in your network who have went through a similar experience as you are about to start. You could never be too careful when it comes to determining your ideal home interior design.