How to Choose the Best Colours for Your Home

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Home Painters shows you how to choose and complement the best colours for painting your home. Consult with our painting contractors in Toronto for more advice!

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How to Choose the Best ColoUrs for Your Home:

How to Choose the Best ColoUrs for Your Home

Introduction:

Introduction When the time comes to give your home a "second youth", one of the best ways to achieve your goal is simply to repaint your walls. More affordable than changing your whole furniture or redesigning your interior, painting can really prove to be the solution you've been searching for. However, what colours to choose? What tone would make the best fit for you? In this presentation, we will see exactly what to pay attention to and what mistakes to avoid.

The Importance of Your Decoration:

The Importance of Your Decoration You might think that picking a colour is as easy as grabbing a deco magazine and copying what you just saw, or going for a colour you particularly like (the colour you always take when buying your clothes, for example). Yes, those would make great solutions… IF you want to have regrets down the road or an interior that looks worse than what you began with.

First of all, you will want to take these into consideration: :

First of all, you will want to take these into consideration: What's the dominant colour of your furniture and fixtures? Ideally, you need to have colours that harmonize. Green walls with brown shelves and a white sofa might seem like a good idea. Trust us, it is not It's only when you have found that main colour that you will be able to bring some fun and originality into your rooms with additional touches of brighter and funkier tones that you can use on adjacent, smaller walls.

Zeroing in on Your colours :

Zeroing in on Your colours If you want some help to narrow down those main and secondary colours, here are some additional tips: Be aware that colours do NOT look the same whether you look at them in the daylight or with artificial lighting; so you need to pay attention to this if you have large windows in the room you intend to repaint Get the help from a colour chart: those wonderful tools will show you exactly what colours complement each other as well as the different shades of colour possible Will you go for a matte or glossy finish? The paint sheen will also have a huge impact on the result of your colour choice

Exterior VS Interior:

Exterior VS Interior Another distinction that will have a big impact is whether you decide to redo the interior or the exterior of your house. If you're like most people looking for information on this topic, you will be interested in the "interior" side of the question. In that case, here is specific advice that should prove helpful: When dealing with your repainting job, the walls are not everything. Think about what other parts of your interior you could retouch to add your personal touch. Windows, moldings, baseboards … The use of light or dark colours is also something that should not be underestimated. Light tones have the power to make your interior look larger and focus the attention on the details. While dark colours work the other way around.

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When working on your facade, here are a few tips that should benefit you: What colour is your neighbor’s house? Always take notice of the colour tone that is used in your neighborhood as you don’t want to choose colours that would be too great of a mismatch What colour is your roof? Here again, you need to avoid a mismatch as much as possible. If you can, stay in the same tones.

Mistakes to Avoid:

Mistakes to Avoid If the previous advice will help you selecting great looking colours, you could throw all your efforts away if you don't pay attention to the following “don’ts”: Don’t go ahead and repaint your whole house at once. Always test the paint on a small part of a wall and let it dry to see what it will look like. You could be astonished. Don’t buy your colours on impulse. Always let the excitement cool down so you can judge whether that choice makes sense or not. Don’t be shy to ask for advice. Always consult your local paint shop to see what they think about your colour choice. They will often gladly help.

Conclusion :

Conclusion Choosing a colour to repaint your façade or your interior doesn’t have to cause you a headache. With the tips we just outlined in the previous slides, you should now be better armed to take your decision. Just remember that there are no rules. If you feel that picking crazy colours that would clash with that of your furniture would be the best idea you’ve ever had, go for it. This is just paint; you can always redo the job if you don’t like it in the end.

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