When deciding on your color scheme, there is a plethora of different combinations of colors to choose from. From the neutrals, warms, and cools, there are endless options to create unique combinations. There are a plethora of interior designs to give you inspiration and knowing how the different colors affect or enhance moods can also help narrow down your selections. Today, we at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc would like to touch on painting with the cool palette.
Cool Paint Color for Rooms
You are utilizing half of the color wheel, when painting with the cool colors, which consists of greens, blues, purples and various combinations are cool colors. These colors are proven to provide a number of benefits offering a relaxed overall feeling as well as subduing and slowing the breathing, lowering blood pressure as well as body temperature and relaxing the muscles. The more intense on both the physical and mental attributes of the body is dictated by how strong the color is. We have compiled a few tips and suggestions below, to assist your painting project with the cool colors.
How to Choose Cool Paint Colors for Your Home
1) Neutral tones, such as black, gray, and white, though depending on the undertone, can appear warm and look phenomenal with a cool color scheme. Utilizing a cool neutral color for the primary color can balance the warmer tones that are present in the furniture and flooring.
2) For those with a very spirited personality, an emphasis on a cool color scheme may not work well, despite the desire to feel relaxed in your home. Keep the color use as an accent and primarily use warm colors for those with the energetic personalities.
3) With the likeness of the sky or water, the cool water has the ability to calm and soothe.
4) Creating subtle variations in the cool paint colors consider that the pigments will reflect differently in the home than in the store.
5) Incorporate warm accent colors to highlight the space to help prevent the overall look to appear too formal in the application of contemporary interior design that typically achieved by using the cool colors.
6) Making a room cold and unwelcoming can easily occur with the incorrect use of cool color as well as easily recedes a space or make a small room look larger. The cool colors are great to dominant the space in a room filled of warmth and natural light.
7) When trying to balance the color palette that leans heavily toward large amounts of cool colors with a warm color or two and for optimal results, use the colors opposite the color wheel. For an example, apply a bright warm orange or yellow to harmonize a deep cool purple.
8) These suggestions are only guidelines to get you started using the cool palette. They are ideal for creating relaxing and safe environments. Consider the lighting and architectural focal points for the primary, trim work, and the accent colors.