Questions & Answers on Choosing the Right Paint Colors for Your Home!

There are some doubts that are very common when thinking about painting one or more rooms in the house. Here are the answers to some of these questions.

WHAT ARE THE BEST COLOR COMBINATIONS TO PAINT THE HOUSE?

The most consensual colors are white and blue; however yellow and green combine beautifully especially for a kitchen; red and black are very interesting for a very formal dining room and brown and beige for a bedroom as they are more calming and earthy colors. Gray along with blue is also a great combination, as are eggplant and persimmon.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLE THAT WALL COLOR PLAYS IN A ROOM?

Color determines the type of room in a room. The color should depend mainly on what they want to feel when they enter the room : joy, space, height, elegance, ethnic.

SHOULD WE USE JUST ONE BASE COLOR AS A REFERENCE ACROSS ALL DIVISIONS, OR SHOULD WE PAINT EACH ONE INDEPENDENTLY?

As a general rule, it is important to maintain a certain continuity in the decor throughout the house. It’s better to open door to door in each room in the house and realize that there is a thoughtful color scheme that generally matches one another. The ideal is to opt for one or two base colors and then use variations of those same colors in the remaining rooms of the house. This type of option allows for continuity but also allows for uniqueness in each division.

HOW TO ADJUST THE LIGHTING OF THE PLACE WITH THE COLORS OF THE WALLS?

To understand which is the ideal color for a room according to the lighting of the place, they must select 3 shades of the color with which they intend to paint the place: the desired color, a lighter color and a darker color. Place the 3 samples in 2 places: near the window or in the brightest place and in a dark or less illuminated corner; check your tone using different lighting: during the day and at night with artificial light, then decide which is the most suitable.

IF WE WANT BOLDER COLORS TO PAINT THE HOUSE, WHICH ONES ARE RECOMMENDED?

Regarding very bold colors, it is necessary to take into account that these types of colors are very tiring, and quickly what looks fabulous becomes boring at a glance. If you want to incorporate a really bold color, just use it on one wall to accentuate the rest of the room, as it quickly wears off.

IS A NEUTRAL COLOR SCHEME ALWAYS SAFE AND APPROPRIATE IN ANY HOME?

At all! It will depend on the house, location, lighting, architecture and obviously your personality. It is always important to find a balance between all these variables, as a very neutral house can also become a very boring house.

HOW TO USE THE COLOR TO MATCH THE OTHER DECORATIVE ELEMENTS IN THE HOUSE?

The color is very important as it allows for a visual balance of the room: if for example the room is too big it is a good idea to paint it in a light but warm color to give it a welcoming look; painting a small room in a cool color will give the appearance of a larger place. If you place a hot pink piece of furniture in a pastel room, this type of mix will probably not look right, as the colors of the decorative elements should be balanced with the colors of the space.

HOW TO STOP BEING AFRAID TO USE COLOR?

Although it’s normal to be afraid of the color especially the darker colors and opt for plain white, if you really like a color then try it out, and if you like it on the spot then don’t be afraid to use it!

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