One of the questions we get the most here at Vintage Society from both our clients and on social media, is how to pick the right paint colours for your home. Although there are no right or wrong answers to this, there are definitely some ‘go to’s’ that we use to make the right decision for your home! We wanted to share these 11 tips to picking the right paint colour for your home interiors to hopefully help make the decision a bit smoother and easier.
PICKING PAINT FOR HOME INTERIORS
1. Use Large Designer Samples/ Swatches
2. Think Fashion First
3. The Importance of Lighting in the interior of your home
Also we cannot stress enough to NEVER pick a colour in a paint store. Trying to select the colour for the interior of your home should only be done in the space itself. Every home has its own lighting and undertones. No colour will look the same in every home! We also recommend never choosing a colour simply because one of your favourite home decor influencers uses it. Grab that colour for reference but also grab samples that are similar and choose the colour that you love the most for your homes interior.
4. Use Your Home Décor to Help Decide
5. Work from the floor up
6. Choose your boldness first
7. Use the colour wheel
8. 60-30-10 Rule
9. The Rule of Three
Keeping a space simple is always a good idea. No more than three colours in a space will help make it not feel so overwhelming to the eye. Applying this rule can still allow you to have a major impact on any room! Maybe you work with a white, a light grey and a navy. Big impression with minimal colours.
10. Neutrals are a safe bet
11. Size does matter
You really need to have a good understanding of the size of the space when you are picking your room colours. Maybe the area has high vaulted ceilings or maybe it’s a small bathroom. Both will require a different approach. One good rule to remember is that light colours work as a highlighter and will make the space and walls feel bigger and further away. Whereas dark colours will make the space feel smaller and the walls will feel closer together. Keep this in mind when you are deciding on any paint colour as it will make a major impact on the decision.
In conclusion, picking a paint colour can be a bit overwhelming unless you have a good idea of exactly what you are wanting out of the space. Using any one of these tips or even a combination of them will help you make a confidant decision and one that you won’t have to spend time and money correcting if you aren’t happy with the outcome! Here at Vintage Society Co, we offer Interior Design services for those of you who still feel you would like that extra bit of help or another set of eyes on the space before committing! We would love to know if these tips helped you at all so please feel free to leave us a comment below or send us an email! Until next time friends…