Using Color in Your Interior Painting to Jazz Up Your Home

Paint is more than just a covering for your walls, ceilings, cabinets or even your floors. Changing up your home’s colors with a fresh coat of paint can be the easiest, fastest and most inexpensive way to make a big change. There are so many great effects interior painting can achieve. Here are some to consider.

Create an accent wall

Accent walls such as the wall a fireplace is on or one surrounding a dining nook can differentiate between areas that may otherwise run into one another. A focal wall can also add drama to a room.

Multi-colored sponging or glazing 

Glazing is a popular technique used to rub a sheer colored stain over a solid paint color to bring out details, such as in a Santa Fe or Venetian plaster treatment or to age or distress a wall to go with a country or shabby theme.

Set a mood or bring out emotions

Red is a strong color that encourages an appetite, fuels energy or demands attention. It well suited to a workout room or a dining room, or the focal wall mentioned earlier. Pale blues help bring relaxation and calmness and good for a bedroom. Yellow can boost happiness and positive feelings. Choose a color that is appropriate for the area you are painting. Peach makes softens skin tones and works well in the bath.

Detract from flaws

Using matte finish paint will hide minor flaws in your wall’s surface. If you have pipes or cords that cannot be hidden, doing your interior painting all the same color can help camouflage them.

Visually raise or lower the ceiling

A low ceiling painted a darker shade appears to retract, as do walls. You can visually enlarge a room by darkening the surfaces. Lighter tones work in the opposite way.

Call on a professional interior painting service to help you assess your needs and what you hope to achieve. They can give your homes surfaces a lasting finish customized to suit your family. Whether using muted colors or brighter, more vibrant hues, you will find that paint can be your best friend.