Interior Painting Tips: 5 Common Color Mistakes In Prescott Homes

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When you are looking for the perfect color for the interior of your Prescott home, there is a lot to consider. The right color can really help to define the interior of your home and create focal points in rooms that would otherwise seem barren and featureless. The right color of paint can also highlight architectural aspects of your home that you would like to bring attention to or even help to make a room feel bigger than it really is. The right color paint can go a long way in transforming the interior of your home, but with the wrong colors, the exact opposite can sometimes be the case. The trick to figuring out which colors to use and where to put them on the inside of your home can seem confusing, and if you choose a color without serious thought or without a professional opinion, you could quickly find yourself regretting your decision. To help you in your color-choosing process, our Prescott Painting Company has included a short list of five common mistakes homeowners make when choosing colors for their interior painting.

Being Afraid

Sometimes it pays to be bold, and this is no different when it comes to the colors on the interior of your home. A bold and bright color could be just the touch your room needs, and you can’t let the fear of making a mistake keep you from getting the bright and lively interior you’ve always wanted. The best way to get over this fear is to start with a bold color that you love, whether from a rug, painting, or fabric, and test it on a wall. If that particular blend is too strong, consider taking it to a paint store to get it at half strength if it needs lightening or just tone it down by adding a bit of gray.

Putting Too Much On One Wall

When choosing the colors for your home interior, be aware of the intensity of all the colors that are going into a single room. If you have decor with five or six strong colors, it might not be the best choice to paint the walls in something equally strong. In these instances, it can be a good idea to let your decor be the focal point and let your walls provide a highlighting color.

Putting Too Little On The Walls

If you think a certain room is a little too boring, look at it the way that professional designers do: 60-30-10. Sixty percent of the color in a room is generally going to come from the walls, with 30 coming from upholstery, floors, and windows, and another 10 coming from accent pieces and decor. If your room feels too bland, don’t hesitate to liven up the color on those walls.

Rushing The Painting Process

One of the best ways to find a color that you can enjoy day-in and day-out is to paint a 4-by-4 foot swatch on a wall and see how you like it over the course of a day or two. Taking this little bit of extra time to see if you enjoy it can make all the difference in finding a color you love or being stuck with one you hate.

Forgetting The Primer

When you’re changing the color of a wall, having a good coat of primer is vital to actually getting the color you want. A well-done white primer ensures that you aren’t going to get any bleed-through from any previous colors that might interfere with the new color you’ve picked out.

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