How to Pick Paint Colors for Interiors

Picking the right colour for your painting and decorating projects can be intimidating, both for exterior painting and interior house painting.

There are limitless options to choose from, which could be a problem for not very experienced painters or even for a professional painters and decorators.

With many years of experience in residential and commercial painting in London, I will share some simple tips that will guide you when choosing colours for your interior painting and decorating.

Choosing Interior Paint Colours

As a painter and decorator in London, selecting a suitable colour scheme is vital for complete customer satisfaction and delivering a great service and friendly service.
The following will help you choose the right colour for your interior painting and decorating in London.

Choose your colour scheme

There are over a thousand colours to choose from, and a good painter and decorator should be able to narrow down his choice to a few colours for the job before heading to the paint store in London.
These tips will help you to create an absolutely stunning colour scheme for the interiors.

Get inspiration from the things around you

Pick out three colours from an object in your home. It could be your tile, sofa, or anything that has an emotional attachment to you. Take the object to the store and use it to find three sample strips that match that object. You can also seek assistance from a painter or decorator here.

Choose your wall colour

Select one of the three colours from which you choose for your wall painting. The other two will be used for your finishings.

Colours for the adjacent room

From the initial three colours selected, choose another one for the walls of your adjacent rooms.

Choose an accent

Choose a fourth colour that can be used as an accent. It could be an artwork but should have a connection.

Create a Finish with an Appealing Visual

After choosing your colours, consider your finishing. You can use finishing to create
appealing visual effects on your walls while getting the decorating job done.

For instance, you can apply semi-gloss on one wall and then a new flat or satin finish on the adjacent wall, both of the same colour. You can also paint your walls satin or flat and then apply a semi-gloss of the same colour on your walls.

Choose colours that reflect the feeling of the room

Many professional painters and decorators in London advise choosing a colour that reflects the mood you want to experience in a room. For instance, when selecting colours for rooms such as kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms, it is advised that you choose warm colours such as coral, cranberry, and daffodil-yellow to get the job done.

On the other hand, for home offices and bedrooms, largely private rooms, colours such as violet, sky-blue, and sage-green are preferred. Although people are different and our preferences differ, there is a general agreement regarding the emotional effect of some colours.

The colour red is believed to increase appetite and blood pressure. Blue and green produce a calming effect due to their nature-like appearance. Most adults do not like purple, but children do. Orange and yellow are inviting, but yellow can sometimes be seen as irritating depending on the tone used by the painter and decorator.

So, you have to put all these together when choosing a colour for your painting and decorating project. For instance, yellow is believed to be a brain stimulator and is not advisable to use in the bedroom. Instead, calming colours such as blue or green are
best to help you get quality sleep.

Use white colours

First impressions count. However, you have to be aware of the different types of white and how to use them while decorating.

First, for pure white, without any undertones, painters and decorators-London prefer to use them on artworks and finishing; which explains why they are commonly used for ceilings. 

Warm white with undertones of pink, rust, yellow, or brown is preferred for rooms without enough light. Lastly, cool white with undertones of green, blue, or grey can help open up a space when the job is done to a high standard by a good painter.

So, it is best to let your painters or decorators test the three and choose the one that best fits your painting and decorating needs.

Tips for choosing a colour for your interior

Don't Choose a Paint at the Store

Paints are mixtures of different colours and these create undertones that make them appear differently when exposed to some lights. Most stores have a yellow fluorescent light that changes the way it appears. So, when you need to buy this in London, it is best to consult a professional painting and decorating company.

These companies have a quality control supervisor and the quality control supervisor will ensure that you get a good painter who will help you find exactly what you need to get a professional decorating job done by the painter or decorator. 

Paint Sheen

Sheen affects what the colour will look like. Higher sheens are easier to clean, but this comes with a cost. If you are trying to hide some imperfections when painting walls, using paints of higher sheen will be counterproductive.

Don't Choose Paints First

It may be tempting to choose paints ahead of your interior decoration in London.
However, it is easier to see a colour that matches your furniture than to see the
furniture that matches your colour.

Choose neutrals for your wall

If you’re a fan of bright colours, you may decide to go for them. However, the best types of colour for walls are neutral. Neutral walls have so many advantages, like
enabling you to change your decorations with the seasons.

Medium-toned colours are best for families, and with a good painter, they can hide
dirt very easily.

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