When it comes to home décor and interior designing, colors are truly the cheapest way to create a lasting impact. However, this time when choosing your interior design colors, try to move a little beyond the colors that you love, and consider certain factors that should decide the wall colors of your home.
There are some simple reasons for this. First off, there are many colors that appear good initially but their appeal changes to a great extent when they are applied to the walls. Different factors such as light affect the over all look of the walls and sometimes you have no way of knowing until the paint is on and dry.
Another thing that should be kept in mind while choosing the colors is that darker colors make the room look smaller and lighter colors make the room look more spacious. This can be used to your advantage by making ceiling height appear higher or rooms seem longer.
You may even play with shades of colors by adding little black or little white to the main color so as to suit it to your preferences. There are also different tones and undertones of all colors. An understanding of these tones of colors can also be very useful in the task of selecting the color for interior decoration.
Besides, there is nothing new to know that all colors have difference psychological effects on us. So, you may choose a color on the basis of the room for which you are selecting it. For instance, green and blue are known to provide a calming and fresh effect. So, these are generally popular choices for bedrooms. While red color which is known to instigate appetite can be used for dining rooms.
In case, you are in a mood to do some experimentation with bold colors, it would be a good idea to use them in places of the house that are used less often. Cloakrooms and hallways are the best places in this regard. As no-one spends much time in these areas of the house, it is okay to be a little daring.
However, if you are still confused, you may even ask inhabitants of the room for their preferences. In case, you cannot agree on a single color, try to decide on two colors that are complimentary to each other.
Next, you can experiment with the design of the paints in the same way as you have experimented with the choice of colors for your room. The color which is more bold of the two colors can then be used to paint the moldings in rooms and the subdued one may be utilized to paint main wall in the room. Another idea is to paint different stripes of the chosen colors in the room.