Repainting a house can be a daunting task unless you hire it out of course. But the real work, effort and headache is picking the colors that will stay on those walls for some time. So take these Shop RTO color tips with you to the paint store when ready to take that colorful leap.
Don’t get the blues for blue. They’re the latest neutral color. Try turning to blue and use it the same way some people might use brown or black. For example, paint a room blue, then mix blue upholstered pieces with white or gray pieces and add touches of yellow, green, and orange.
And when looking for neutrals, make sure you go one step more colorful than what you see on the paint chip. That’s how you can ease your way out of the “safe” neutrals and remember most colors look darker on walls.
If you’re going with the traditional gray, notice that each gray as a hint of color or undertone. A gray with a blue undertone works well with lighter colored furniture such as white and tan. Whereas a gray with green undertones work well dark wood finishes. Grays with warm undertones means you’re at least veering away from the standard beige. And, besides, experts say the warm undertones advance peace and harmony. And we can all use some peace and harmony on our walls and in our homes.
If you’re really going out on a sunny limb and go with yellow, make sure it is a well lit room from natural light otherwise will make your room look dingy. The same works with pink. Those colors need natural light. And the room furniture should not match the yellow or pink on the walls otherwise it will look one dimensional and flat. Go with different hues.
If you go with a whole new look for your interior color, you might need to stage some home furniture for a short period of time or test it first. If so, go to your rent to own store and do a ‘try before you buy’ so you’re worry free.
Just another ShopRTO home decorating tip.