Choosing the perfect paint color for your home doesn’t have to be intimidating even when faced with hundreds of manufacturers and thousands of available paint colors. There are several ways to begin the process. You may celebrate your favorite color, set a mood or design style, or just keep up with the latest color trends.
Most people have a favorite color. You could start with that color and go in one of two directions. You could choose a monochromatic color scheme by selecting a hue (actual color) and add an accent paint color with different values on the same color strip. Lighter values of the same color are called tints and darker values are called shades. Monochromatic color schemes convey a more subtle, sophisticated feel to any space.
The other direction you could go in is choosing an accent color that complements your original color choice. A complementary color is one that is directly across from it on the color wheel. No matter which value of either color you select, they will truly “complement” each other.
Selecting Paint Colors
Choosing paint colors is imperative when setting a mood or design style. Moods may include: relaxed or bold, casual or formal. Design styles may include: modern or vintage, nautical, beachy, romantic, rustic or elegant. Bright colors such as reds, oranges, yellows or limes can energize and invigorate you. Soothing colors such as pale blues and soft greens can set a more relaxed mood.
As mentioned in an earlier blog, Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 is Living Coral. Pantone is a color institute in California that predicts color trends based on the economy and other social climates. Color trends will show up in fashion, printing and home decor. Pairing Living Coral with its complement teal is a fresh, yet not over-bearing way to keep up with the latest color trend.
Lastly, purchasing items such as furniture, area rugs or art work first can be helpful, since they come in a limited amount of colors. Paint on the other hand can come in literally thousands of hues, tints and shades making it quite easy to match or coordinate your paint colors with the rest of your decor.
Let K. Jillian Designs help you select your paint colors for either the interior or exterior of your home.
See you next week,
Keysha & Connie