What The Paint Color Says About Your House

Posted on: 8 April 2015

Decorating your house is a major job. It is important that when you choose the colors and the hues of the room that you know what kind of message you want to send. This is why you shouldn't just choose a color that you like for the walls of your home, but you should choose colors that portray the message that you want to send about yourself and your home. Here are some tips about the colors of the paint and the message they will send.

1. Warm and Cozy

Some people want their guests and family to feel warm, cozy and comfortable the moment they walk into the house. This kind of inviting home can come from the furniture, the artwork, and especially the paint color. One of the best ways to achieve this kind of look is to go for colors in the brown and gray family. You want to choose browns and grays that aren't too dark. Like a light-colored chocolate, a pale peach, a soft yellow, a light gray and so forth. The goal is to get colors in the room that make you feel relaxed and help to keep the lighting low.

When you choose these sorts of colors the lighting will be soft, very relaxing and very inviting.

2. Natural and Earthy

If you want to feel rejuvenated, inspired and renewed in your home, then you should try going for more earthy colors. Neutral earth tones are the best for this. You can use colors such as light green, tan, whites and creams, and even some tones of blue.

If you can see this color outside in abundance then they would work in your home. This is because the more you can replicate the outdoors the better.

3. Bold and Energetic

If you want your home to make a statement and help people to feel excited and alive you need to go for bold colors. Bright and deep colors will help to achieve this sort of feeling. You can paint one or multiple walls red, bright pink, dark blue, rich gold, yellow and so forth. If you choose this route in one of the rooms, you might want to keep other rooms neutral, otherwise the whole house might become exhausting. But you should be able to have a couple rooms be both and energetic.

Remember that even with the paint color, the furniture, artwork and décor will make a big difference as well. The interior painting is the base at which everything else will sprout from. This is why choosing the right paint color is so important.