Interior Painting Ideas: How to Create a Stunning Home Interiors Once the basics are covered, it’s time to ramp up and paint the living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Interior painting ideas can be quite overwhelming. This article will help you navigate the minefield of color choices for your new interior spaces. We have compiled the best interior painting color schemes and interior design tips for you to browse through to get inspiration and practical information for your upcoming interior painting project.
A. Shade: The color you choose should be based on a simple formula. You may choose a basic color wheel or spectrum that is often used in magazines or guide books as an easy way to color coordinate your space. Often times a basic shade or hue pattern can be broken down to smaller color groups, like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, gray-brown, etc., which makes it easier to break down and choose a good shade. Try breaking your color scheme down by using complementary colors from neighboring rooms: wall color, window color, and accent wall color.
B. Colors: When considering paint colors remember that potential buyers will be testing many colors and shades. Therefore, go with your best judgment as far as colors go, but stay away from using too many colors at once or using a very strong color. Choosing too many color samples can often give you a headache when it comes to deciding on paint colors that compliment one another.
C. Rooms: When deciding on interior painting color schemes keep in mind that one room may require a bold palette color scheme but may not need much else to be appealing. White or off white are often used in single-story homes and white textured paint on a wall is quite modern. Pastel shades are often used in children’s rooms and they are usually less bold. For example, you might choose pastels and pale blues for the bathroom, purples and greens in the kitchen, and a taupe in the living room. You could even use two tones of the same color in the bedroom; a pale blue for the walls and a deep teal for the headboard.
D. Colors and the Wall: The first thing to think about when choosing colors for the wall are what the wall will represent. If the focus in the room is an accent wall, then choose an accent wall color. For instance, choose a color that contrasts well with the carpeting (if the carpeting is neutral), wall color, and/or wallpaper. By choosing an accent wall color, you create visual balance in the room and add interest to a room that may otherwise be plain or uninviting.
E. Wall Surfaces: There is an interesting technique to choosing wall surfaces. By taking the color of a wall, such as the accent walls, and bleaching it, you make the wall appear larger. Thus, if you are doing an interior beige tone, you could have your walls painted a light beige and then have the accent walls in the beige a slightly darker color (i.e., cream color) so the space looks more uniform. Bleaching a wall makes the wall appear larger because it makes the color brighter.
F. Sherwin Paint: Sherwin-Riverside is a well-known brand for high quality interior shade paint. The brand offers a wide range of wall colors, from neutral to bold. You can purchase Sherwin-Riverside paint in any interior shade you need, from cool tones to warm tones, and in any standard paint color. Sherwin-Riverside provides superior craftsmanship, so you get a long-lasting interior painting that is durable and easy to clean.
G. Popular Interior Painting Ideas: Many decorators recommend the use of “standard” household paint colors for bedroom’s walls. However, these room settings are usually small and compact, so a sense of dimension is important. If you want to create a more spacious effect by painting your bedroom walls, you might want to consider using one of the many trendy contemporary designs or “designer” colors. Interior painting companies offer a wide range of popular interior paint colors for bedrooms.