Choosing the Right Interior Paint Colors

One of the quickest and easiest ways to give your home a facelift is with a new coat of paint, it can completely change the way you feel inside your home.  It is inexpensive and you can easily do it yourself.  Choosing the right interior paint colors is difficult, there are just so many choices! Here is a guide to help you pick colors for the various rooms in your house, whether you want something bold and beautiful or more warm and comforting.

Living Room Colors

There are three things you need to consider before choosing a paint color for the living room they are the color of your furniture, how much space you have and the amount of natural light in the room.  Brightly lit rooms can benefit from earth tones and slightly darker colors, darker rooms need a lighter color.  The same holds true for the space of the room, smaller rooms look bigger with lighter colors. The color on the walls should work with the color of your furniture, you can use an accent wall to highlight neutral color furniture.  Here is a guide to choosing living room colors.

Kitchen Colors

The kitchen can be bolder and can include colors like yellow and greens.  Green works really well with accent colors and blends well with wooden cabinetry.  If you go bright with the wall color then tone down the curtains and dish towel colors.

Bathroom Colors

Bathrooms are often the smallest room in the home and have little or no natural light at all.  You’re going to need lighter colors in the bathroom otherwise you will feel claustrophobic every time you go into the room.  You also want a color that works with the tiling that is in the bathroom.  Choosing something in the light grey or light blue palettes often work well in the bathroom.

Bedroom Colors

Lastly we come to the bedroom, it is a place where you need to be able to relax and unwind after a long day.  You may be tempted to put a bolder color on the bedroom walls but will bright orange help you fall asleep at the end of the day?  Probably not.  Bright colors work better in kids’ rooms or in a spare bedroom.  In your room it is best to choose color that helps you relax, there is actually a whole psychology behind color choice.  Soft blues, pale greens or warm earth tones will work really well in the bedroom.

There you have it, your guide to choosing the right paint colors for your home.  Now it is time to head to the paint store and grab your colors and start brightening up your home.