Are you happy with the color schemes in your house? Or are you looking for ways to change it to a new style? Well, it’s common for homeowners to feel bad or depressed over the color schemes in their homes, and it’s simply because not all of them are cater to their needs.
If you’re planning to change the color schemes of your home interiors, then it may be better that you get to know a few things about hues and shades first. This way, you won’t be committing mistakes as you paint your home anew, and you will be able to enjoy the new theme you have for a longer period of time.
Here are a few basic tips you have to keep in mind when repainting your home interiors:
Do you want to make your room look larger? Then you should settle for light color schemes, particularly white. Since white reflects light, it gives an illusion of stretching and expanding the whole living room space.
If you find white too boring, then you may settle for its variants, such as beige, cream, khaki or ecru. You can also go for the light yellows as they render the same effect as well.
You are not limited to coloring your walls; you can also use the said shades on slipcovers and linens in the room.
2. Subtle tones for the elderly.
Meanwhile, if you have elderly folks living your home, then it may not be suitable to splash flashy shades for the interiors. These will give them a headache, thus it would be better to settle for lighter tones.
Aside from white, you can go for neutral earth shades such as olive and muted green, khaki and browns especially in the bedrooms of your elderly family members. These shades keep them upbeat yet at the same time relaxed.
3. Standout furniture.
If you want your furniture pieces to stand out, then you may want to use complementing color shades for the interior space. Brown and earth colored furniture may be supported with white or cream color schemes, as these are in stark contrast to the shades of the pieces in focus.
Let’s say you’ve purchased a bright red couch. True, it will serve as the scene-stealer in the living room, but at the same time it may clash with the other colors inside. It may be better to use monochromatic color schemes for bright pops of color, so that the furniture will stand out.
3. Cornice colors.
Many people make a mistake when it comes to painting cornices and windows. Well, cornices serve as frames, thus they should carry colors that will serve their purpose. When painting these areas, better use white. White allows them to pop out in any colored backdrop and will retain their versatility no matter how you change your color scheme.
You can always mix and match colors depending on your mood, but make sure they sit well with the other elements found in the house. This way, you are able to enjoy the beauty they give longer and better.
Originally posted 2013-04-24 04:43:18.