Painting the interior of your home can be a rewarding experience, and a great way to give a face lift to any room if you’re on a tight budget. However, some aspects of painting a room can be stressful, from taping and preventing leaks, to choosing the right color for the room. Below you’ll find some tips to help you when you’re painting your next room.

Consider Your Light Source

The amount of light in the room your painting will help determine the color you’ll want to choose. When your mind senses color, it interprets the particular wavelength of the light spectrum that is being reflected by the surface. Because light sources will vary from room to room, it’s wise to choose different colors for your home. Also keep in mind artificial lighting sources, as the tone of light will change the way a color looks. For example, incandescent lighting causes warm colors to appear more vibrant, whereas fluorescent lights intensify cooler colors.

Let the Architecture Guide You

The layout and architecture of your home is unique, so take advantage of those specific identifying features through the color schemes you choose. This way, you can use color to play up certain aspects of your home. As your architecture transitions from room to room, your color scheme can adapt as well. A great example of creating a bold look in your home would be to use a monochromatic color scheme, and only changing the intensity of color at natural transition points. Subtle changes can seem like a trick of lighting, whereas larger variances can have a more intense effect.

Remember to Have Fun

The best part of any home improvement project is having fun with it. You have the opportunity to create a unique identity in your home through choices in color, furniture, lighting, etc. Choose fun colors, silly accent pieces, and include your family in those choices so they have a part in creating the identity of your home.

If you’re looking for help choosing the right paint color for your home, and don’t know where to start, stop in to Stanford Painting. Our team of experts can steer you in the right direction, and get you painting in no time. Stop by our store located at 2330 Old Middlefield Way, #8 Mountain View, CA, or visit our website to learn more about our services!