How Paint can change a room.
The paint you choose for the walls in your home can have a significant impact on how it feels to be in that space. In fact, paint is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to give a face-lift to rooms in need of some rejuvenation, without having to buy or do any actual remodeling work.
Paint can also dramatically affect the way a room feels and functions and knowing which paint color works best in which situation means not only improving how your home looks but making it easier and more pleasing to live in.
Choosing paint colors for specific rooms:
While the paint is one of the easiest ways to bring new life into almost any room, its effect will be most pronounced when applied to larger spaces such as living rooms, kitchens, and hallways. Ceilings painted a darker color will make a room feel more intimate and cozier while paint colors on the walls should brighten up spaces, making them appear larger and opening to the eye even in narrow areas.
Vertical paint stripes:
If you have long walls that seem to be closing in or causing a room to just feel too tall then paint stripes can help address this issue. Paint vertical stripes onto your wall (use tape if you want an exact line) and stand back every few inches and look at how they affect the appearance of both your ceiling and floors. If you like what you see then paint over the entire wall using paint rollers instead of brushes. This will keep your paint job from taking forever and will keep paint off of your floors. Note: if you paint over the paint stripes what you paint over them does not have to be white, it can be another color or tone that compliments your paint colors.
If you have a high ceiling paint horizontal striping onto your walls- this will help make the room feel more intimate. Hanging lamps can also help with this illusion as well as adding moved furniture into areas under the higher parts of the ceiling.
Use lighter paint colors on upper walls:
Instead of painting all your walls one shade paint some lighter than others so they appear farther away, allowing for better perspective in small spaces. This is very useful for rooms with low ceilings giving an impression of space where there really isn’t.
How paint colors affect your mood & perception
It’s well-known that different colors and hues of color can alter how you feel and how you perceive the world around you. For example, the color blue is a soothing hue commonly linked with calmness, while yellow is associated with warmth and optimism.
Colors have an impact on how things appear to come closer or farther away. Lighter colors draw things in, while darker colors push them away. With this in mind, you may make any room in your house seem smaller, larger, alter the form of a space, create a focal point, or even mask elements that you don’t want others to notice using paint.
Change the Size
If a room is huge but doesn’t appear to be inviting, paint the ceiling a darker color than the walls to make it look lower, making the space seem cozier. If you’re feeling nervous in a confined area, paint the ceiling a lighter color to increase its apparent height. The second benefit is that the room will seem larger as a result of this technique. You may also paint the ceilings of outside locations, such as the porch, in a mild blue tone. The sky above will appear to be a soft blue color.
It’s important when you’re considering paint for your home that you know what paint color will work best, not only for that space but for the paint’s effect. paint should not only improve how a room looks, but what it can do to change your feelings and experiences when you’re in that particular room. If you need help with your next renovation, we can help choose the colors that best match your new space!