“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall” – Oscar Wilde. Who’s excited for the change in season to Fall? Cooler weather, pumpkin everything, more time spent indoors etc. With the change in season and more time spent indoors you may want to change the paint color on your walls in your living room. There are so many colors to choose from, you can become overwhelmed just in the paint aisle. Choosing a new color for your living room can be tricky to find the color you will love once it’s on your walls and for years to come. How do you find the perfect paint color for the walls in your living room? There are so many colors to choose from, and one color has many shades. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. outlines some helpful tips and tricks to consider when finding the perfect color for the walls in your home.
Use Furniture or Art as Inspiration for Paint Colors
Look to a prominent item in the room for inspiration. This could be a piece of furniture, piece of art, or an heirloom you really love. Use this piece for your starting point. What colors do you see in the item you chose? Consider these colors to paint the walls in your living room.
Paint Color Psychology
Another suggestion to choosing the right color for your living room walls is to think of how you and others who enter the room to feel. For example, a formal living room you may want bolder colors to make the room feel full of energy like purple, red or orange can encourage a lively conversation. For a family living room, you may want a calming soft color like green or blue that can bring relaxation. Think of the colors you love and how they make you feel. You want to feel at home in your living room.
Neutral Paint Color Scheme
Another option is staying with neutral colors. White on a wall can sometimes highlight that room in a way another color cannot. Or a hint of color on the walls can add that special touch your walls need. The thing to keep in mind when going with white or a neutral color is to get the right shade. In most cases you won’t be happy with a pure white on your walls. If you have a lot of natural light or a large room that you want to feel cozy, chose a white with a warmer tone like cream. If you have a darker space that you want to bring light go with a soft gray. With neutrals it brings softness to the room. If you want, go a little wild with color consider black is perfect for showcasing your favorite piece.
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The thing to always remember when picking out the perfect color for your living room is choosing paint colors to have fun with. That simple change of color in your living room can bring you much joy. Hiring L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. can help you with all your painting needs from consultations to execution. We have the proper equipment, vast knowledge and extensive experience needed for a flawless result.