How to select paint colors? This is a frequently asked question. Since there are so many kinds of colors, sometimes people get confused on what color they should use. Well, generally speaking, you can use any color you want to. But, of course there is some guideline you can follow.
First is not about the trend or the style or the design. It is about the mood. Well, I think this a little bit difficult since sometimes it is hard to imagine what kind of mood you want to create in particular room. To make it simple, let’s try this one. First imagine what kind of bedroom you want and what kind of ambiance you want to create in the bedroom. Most people want their bedroom to be soothing and relaxing since this is the place to rest. But you can make it cheerful or bright. After deciding what kind of mood or ambiance you want to make, then you can start picking the right color. Keep in mind that color has strong influence to the room. There are also some categories of colors which are the neutrals like white, black, grey, cream. The cool colors like blue, green, mix of blue and green. Then the warm colors or the bright one like red, yellow, orange, and many more.
If you want to create cheerfulness you can definitely use the warm colors like red or orange. On the contrary if you want to make it restful, use nautical blue, light green or blue. Especially for kids’ room, you can just use many colors to make colorful and cheerful. Painting selection is also depending on the lighting. There are 3 kinds of lighting which are natural daylight, incandescent lighting which brings out warm colors, and fluorescent lighting which sharpen the cool tone. So, make sure you use the right lighting. Well, I’m sure you won’t get confused anymore on how to select paint colors.