Painting a new room or painting over an old wall colour can be an exciting event; after all, you'll be completely changing the dynamic of the room. However, many people worry about the wall colour when painting and decorating and aren't exactly sure how to go about choosing it. Before hiring painters and decorators take a look at the below tips on how to choose a wall colour. When it comes time for the painting contractors to paint the room, you'll be happy knowing the colour is exactly the one you want.
The first step to painting and decorating a new room is to start gathering up paint chips. Your local paint or hardware store will have a huge variety to choose from. Pick colours that you not only love, but that you'll be able to match with a wide variety of items in the room (i.e. curtains, furniture, rugs, etc.). If you're hiring professional painters and decorators, they'll be able to help you out here.
Plan a Color Palette
For the most part, when painting and decorating a new room you're not going to have one colour throughout. A color palette is essentially all of the colours that will make up the room including the walls, ceiling and accessories. Professional painters and decorators are experts at putting together a colour palette that flows well; however, there are also a number of websites that have pre-created colour palettes for you to choose from.
Try It Out
Before you have painting contractors come to paint your room, purchase a small can of it and paint a little on the wall. As any painting and decorating expert will agree, paint often looks different depending on what room it's in due to a variety of factors such as natural light and the other colours in the room.
Painters and decorators often find inspiration from things in nature or things they love. When deciding on what colour to have painting contractors paint your room or home look for inspiration in places such as paintings, pictures or scenery outside your home. With the ability to color match any colour, the possibilities are endless.
Often when painting a room you want your personality to show through. For instance, if you're a bubbly and outgoing person choose fun colours such as orange, yellow, or green. This can be a great way to ensure once the painting contractors finish the job - you'll love the colour. After all, most of us love ourselves!