Many of you might be considering a facial for your home…ie: repainting! Spring is a great time to paint. The weather is warmer, days are longer and emotionally it is a great time of year for a change in our environments.
For some nerdy background on color psychology read here: Color and Emotional Well Being
Choosing a paint color can be challenging. Natural light, artificial light, all finishing’s in the room such as flooring and carpet all need to be considered.Factoring in the color of large furniture and art work in the space will affect the result of your color choice too. Here are some handy tips to help you on your way.
Choose a color scheme from the largest pattern in the space- such as a vintage rug you love and will have for years to come!
Start with the most used areas of the home, or most formal
Contrast with warm and cool tones to create a modern look
Don’t be afraid to show your personal style if you are in your forever home
Grey’s will never fail you!
Don’t be afraid to add a subtle tint to your ceiling paint
Ensure you try samples– live with it for a few days, check the colors out in changing lights and with your window treatments open and closed- this is dubbed the “theatre of light”principle
Look in your closet– often your wardrobe will direct you to the colors you tend to favor most
The glossier/shinier a paint the easier the wipe up- i.e. kids furniture and trim
Eggshell is great for Kitchens and Baths as it is easy wash ability
Walls with lots of imperfections can take a matte finish to hide flaws, but does not clean well
Darker colors can make a room feel smaller and lighter color can make the room feel larger
High Gloss adds dimension to rooms- hence why you find it on trim and baseboards often.
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EDIT FAVE’S *** do note that screens don’t show color accurately so take this cheat sheet and take a trip to your favorite paint store. We love Benjamin Moore world wide and Expressive Interiors if you are in Revelstoke. Visit Lori at Expressive Interiors
Below are some of our current favorites. If you are looking for whites our TOP picks are:
White Dove, Decorator’s White,Simply White, Cloud White, and Oxford White!