Update Your Home With These 5 Paint Tricks

April 12, 2019

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Paint color is one of the biggest ways to transform a room. Changing the color of a wall, ceiling, or built-in can dramatically transform the emotional quality of the room. Although painting a room may seem like an simple fix, there are a few tips and tricks to consider before you take it on.

 

 

 

#1. Learn about the of Psychology of Color.

 

Believe it or not, a room's color plays a huge role in the way we emotionally perceive a space. For example, blue is typically calming while red can evoke energy. The concepts of color psychology go deeper than just the meanings of certain colors. There is a large relationship between the way we perceive color and the change of the seasons. For example, we might feel drawn to brighter colors in the spring and summer, and darker, inky colors in the winter.

 

To learn more about this topic, check out our entire blog post about it here!

 

 

Photo: Coco Lapine Design

 

 

#2. Keep other elements of the room in mind.

 

The key to a successful room repainting is how well the color compliments and uplifts other pieces on the room. For example, if you notice you have accents of light pink in your accessories, think about painting the walls a similar color. This way, the pink from your accessories is drawn out and brought into focus within the entire room. Of course, you don't have to be this literal when selecting paint colors, but it is important to pick your paint color based on the room elements rather than what paint chips you like at the store.

 

Photo: Our House Is Y'alls House
 

 

#3. Consider the trim, moldings, and anything else fixed to the wall.

 

An interesting tip I heard the other day was to paint all of the trim, moldings, built-ins, and radiators. in the room the same color as the walls. This will make the room look more modern because your wall becomes a smooth, uninterrupted plane. On the other hand, if your trim is lighter or darker than the wall, your eye catches the breaks in color. Choose one of these options based on the style of your home and the aesthetic value you are looking for.

 

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#4. Grey is OK!

 

Yes, grey is a color, and no, it is not a boring color. In some applications, grey is the only color that will work to visually bring the entire space together. When choosing a grey, it is important to consider the undertones of your selections based on the lighting and other elements in the room. Again - don't pick a grey based on the swatches you liked at the store. Take some samples home and put them up on the wall. It is very likely that the perfect grey in the store will look completely different on the wall.   

 

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#5. Have you thought about the ceiling?

 

Let's be honest, the last thing we think about is the ceiling. In our industry, it is sometimes referred to as "the fifth wall". Don't be afraid to paint the ceiling a color other than white! If you are not as daring, have the store mix up a tiny amount of your wall color in with their standard white ceiling paint. This is a subtle tip that may not make a large visual difference, but you will feel the difference when you walk in the room. It's the cherry on top your room needs!

 

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Never underestimate the power of color!

 

Paint is worth investing your time and energy in because picking the right color makes a HUGE difference in the look and feel of the space. We hope you learned a few things from this post. Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

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