Whether you want to add a fresh coat of paint to the rooms in your home or you’re remodeling your new space, you need to have a plan for choosing the right room colors. At MasterBrush Painting, we’ve put together a guide to help you plan out your color scheme for a beautifully refreshed home.
Get Inspired Online
To help you get started, you can browse home magazines and catalogs to get paint inspiration. You can also do a Google search which will give you access to thousands of pages of inspiration for painting your home. Another place for inspiration is retailer sites and paint company sites that can demonstrate creative ways to use color in your home.
By gathering inspiration, you can brainstorm and learn new ways to use color throughout the rooms in your home.
Choose a Paint Finish
As you look for inspiration online, focus on how the different paint finishes look. You can choose a variety of finishes from satin to flat. Each type of finish creates its own appealing visual effect. Finishes like the flat finish have become more stain-resistant, and satin finishes are known for being easy to clean. While semi-gloss and high gloss were once reserved for the trim, they are now used in conjunction with the other finishes to create stunning visual effects.
For example, you may consider painting one wall a flat or satin color while painting the adjacent wall in a semi-gloss finish. Each wall will be painted the same color, but when the light hits the room, it creates a beautiful velvety effect. You can use a variety of flat and gloss combinations to create a visually interesting room.
Take Notes from the Color Wheel
You don’t need to become an expert in color theory to use its principles for your interior design. A color wheel is an inexpensive way to generate the color scheme of your room or the entire home. When you turn the wheel, you can see how the various colors relate to each other, and you will also learn the basics of color theory. While you may not use the exact colors of the color wheel to paint your home, you can choose shades of that color through MasterBrush Painting to bring your vision to life.
Choose a Color Scheme
Once you’ve got an idea of color theory and the finish or finishes you would like to use, it’s time to create a color scheme for the room. Some color schemes you can choose from include, but are not limited to:
Complimentary– In this color scheme, you would choose two colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. You can create a high contrast, vibrant color scheme if you use both colors in the same saturation. Since the colors are on the opposite sides of the color wheel, you will have a warm color and a cool color. For example, you may have a shade of blue with a shade of orange to create your complementary color scheme.
Monochromatic– In this colors scheme, you will only utilize one color. However, you can create a beautiful color scheme by using different shades and saturation of the color you choose.
Triad– In this color scheme, you will be using three colors, all evenly spaced out on the color wheel. For example, this color scheme could include green, orange, and violet. To avoid going too bold, you need to look at the saturation of each color you choose. Typically, with this color scheme, one color is chosen to be more saturated, while the others are used to accent the room.
These color schemes and others you can create with a color wheel will help you create a room that is perfectly painted.
Work with a Professional Painter in Pittsburgh
To ensure your perfect color scheme is brought to life beautifully, it is crucial to work with a professional painter for your Pittsburgh home. Our experienced team will work with you to choose the perfect colors and will paint your home with expert craftsmanship and care.
Contact us today to learn more!