Choosing the Perfect Paint Color for Your Home

This article is provided by Anthony M. Salvatori is President of Steadfast Painting Solutions.

In the realm of interior design, the pivotal factor often boils down to the selection of colors. Simplifying this process can be achieved by delving into color theory, understanding the psychology behind colors, and mastering the art of harmonizing tones. However, if you prefer a more straightforward approach to rejuvenating a room, consider these tips to guide you in selecting the ideal interior paint color. 

Choosing the best paint color for you

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Given the plethora of shades, tones, and hues available, settling on a single paint color may feel like a daunting task. To streamline your choices, take into account the room’s intended function. Does it serve as a social hub or a private retreat? Recognizing the purpose of the space is crucial when selecting a suitable color. 

When to use warm colors

For areas with frequent use and social interaction, warm tones are commonly applied, as they evoke feelings of passion, energy, and happiness. Conversely, cool tones are favored in spaces dedicated to relaxation or concentration. While the impact may be subtle or subconscious, the chosen colors can significantly influence the room’s functionality or counteract its purpose. 

Use the 60-30-10 rule when choosing paint colors for your home

Another effective method is the 60-30-10 rule, which involves dividing a room’s colors into specific ratios. The dominant color occupies 60% of the space, a secondary color contributes to 30%, and an accent color completes the remaining 10%. For instance, the walls might be painted in a calming shade of blue, with a secondary color scheme applied to furniture, upholstery, and rugs. The accent color then serves to highlight smaller furnishings and accessories, achieving a well-balanced feel without overwhelming emphasis on a single color. 

Use your room’s existing decor to choose the wall colour

Lastly, consider drawing inspiration from existing focal points or cherished items in the room. Whether it’s a favorite patterned rug, a beloved piece of wall art, or simply the throw pillows on your couch, these elements can guide you to the perfect shade. This personalized approach not only adds a unique touch to the room but also ensures cohesion, sparing you the frustration of matching new décor to a freshly painted wall. 

These three approaches merely scratch the surface. For a deeper dive into color theory and its application in interior design, refer to the accompanying resource for comprehensive information! 

Author bio: Anthony M. Salvatori is President of Steadfast Painting Solutions. He has 20 years of painting experience and has been operating his own company for nine years. Salvatori is proud to be leading such an incredible team of individuals with the common goal of providing excellent service and quality. After attending Robert Morris University’s undergrad program for Business Administration, he earned his Master of Business Administration. Salvatori began building his expertise in the painting industry at age 15 working under the mentorship of his parents in their family-owned painting business. 

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