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How to Choose Interior Paint Colors

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors

Planning to paint the interiors of your house but have no clue about the color schemes that you should opt for? Read on to know how to choose the right paint colors for your house, as well as about some of the most popular color schemes these days.
DecorDezine Staff
When choosing interior paint schemes for your house, choice of all the family members must be taken into consideration. Besides this, there are a number of other things that should be considered, such as the location of the room, the number of windows and doors in the room, any garden that is visible or faces the room that can have an effect on the color schemes, the person who will be using the room and lastly, will the room be used to entertain a lot of guests or will it be a peaceful place. Once these things have been well thought of, you can proceed to choose the interior paint colors that most aptly fit the kind of room that you desire. To make your job easy, below are some of the latest and most popular color schemes, explained in detail.
Neutral Colors
Neutral colors such as beige, gray, tan, and cream, work well with all kinds of furniture, accessories, and flooring. This makes them an ideal choice for ceilings as well as walls. With neutral paint in the background, bright-colored fabric, curtains, carpets, furniture, and rugs, should be used to brighten up the room's atmosphere.
Red
People who are socially active and entertain guests a lot, red is the color to opt for. Associated with desires, passion, hunger, and vitality, it makes for an exceptional choice for dining rooms where food is served or living rooms where parties or social gatherings take place. There is just one drawback though, and it is that, red being a very bold and dark color, tends to over shadow everything by its sheer intensity. So, the room accessories, furniture, and other stuff will have to be very creatively chosen, if the entire room is painted in red. Also, red can make the atmosphere of the room very dark and gloomy, so care should be taken that there are enough windows and ventilation in the room to balance that out.
Blue
Someone looking for a peaceful, calming, and relaxing place, should opt for blue color schemes. Blue, the color of the sea and the ocean, has a very cooling and refreshing impact on the surroundings, and thus, is ideal if your home is in a hot area.
Green
Green is a color that signifies nature. It is vibrant and lively, at the same time very calming and soft. It works very well in rooms that are attached to a garden or have a window, which faces a garden. The green on the walls look like an extension of the garden, giving an outdoor feel to the room.
Earthy Colors
Earthy colors such as brown, brick tones, umber and terracotta, lend a kind of security and permanence to the atmosphere of the room. They give comfort and happiness to the inhabitants of the room like no other color can. Earthy colors, similar to the neutral colors, work well with room furniture and accessories of all kinds and colors.
If the paint colors for all the rooms in the house are chosen with care, people living in the house will enjoy its beauty and their personal comfort for years to come. So, what are you waiting for? Start the process of painting the house by asking the choice of your family members, today!