Choosing Interior Painting Colors
Many factors are involved in choosing the right colors for interior painting, and every homeowner should take each one into account. No matter what his/her level of familiarity with interior painting and design, we at DeVuono Painting Services are here to help every step of the way.
The “mood” of a room should always be considered. For a bedroom, for example, is the desired mood more dramatic or intimate? Strong colors tend to represent a “dramatic” feel, while softer, cooler colors are naturally more intimate.
Lighting is perhaps the most important factor when choosing interior colors for your home. There are three things to remember: incandescent lights bring out warmer tones, especially yellows; the tones cast by fluorescent lighting tend to be sharp blue; and natural daylight always shows the “truest” colors. On a subconscious level, brighter colors can potentially contribute to irritability or unrest if applied in certain areas, so don’t hesitate to consult with a painting contractor to determine where they are most suitable.
Familiarity with the various terms of color is always an advantage for homeowners:
“Hue” is, generally, another word for “color;” the “value” of a hue refers to its lightness or darkness. Saturation describes a hue’s dominance; when going from red to pink, for example, the saturation decreases. Intensity refers to a color’s “brilliance;” a pure color, such as a red, has greater intensity than a combined color, such as yellow-green.In particularly-active spaces, stronger colors with high intensity are recommended.
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