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Choosing a Color Scheme for Interior Painting

by / Wednesday, 28 December 2011 / Published in Interior House Painting

As we mentioned before, it can be difficult to choose paint for each room. There are so many different colors to choose, if only choosing a color palette for your interior was that easy.  In his book Color Therapy at Home: Real Life Solutions for Adding Color to Your Life, Mark McCauley, offers eight tips to help you discover your color preferences and take on white walls.

The first tip that he mentions is choosing a color scheme from the largest pattern that is available within the space.  This could be a piece of artwork or a rug. This color scheme is what you will use to decorate the most important areas of the house. This includes the entry way, the living room, and the dining room.  To find the accent colors in less trafficked areas of the house, choose a color from the same color scheme and tone it down.  For example, if you want red in the main entry way of your house, you can use burgundy, let’s say, in the study.

Anything can be a source of inspiration for your color palette, however one source in particular may surprise you–your own clothes.  If you don’t look good in red, it may not be a good idea to use this within your color palette.  Usually analogous colors, or colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, work well together. If you are trying to create a relaxing environment for a bedroom, it may be best to use this color scheme.

We hope that these tips help you to choose your own color palette.  Here at GreenWay Painting, we want to help you create the atmosphere that you are trying to achieve.  If you would like to create a relaxing atmosphere, we will do that. If you are leaning towards more bold colors and would like to make a statement, we will also do that. We have 13 (is this correct?) years of experience, and we will deliver.

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