Guide to Choosing Interior Colors Residential Painting in Surrey


Here are some quick tips to get you started:

  • White is not a fall back color. It’s not always right for every space, so don’t default to it simply out of fear.  White and beige are design conventions you should feel free to break.
  • Figure out the mood you want to set. Bright and cheery, or soft and serene?  Lots of the same color enhances its effect. Therefore, large spaces painted bright colors will be very, very bright and those painted in a muted tone will be very soft. Small spaces can handle bright, bold or dark colors surprisingly well, because the scale is limited.
  • Identify what colors you like. If you’ve determined in the previous point that you want a soft, serene space and now you’ve decided green is your color, you’ve quickly narrowed your potential choices considerably.  Likewise, you may find yourself searching for a bright and cheery lime green for a small space, or as an accent wall in a larger space.
  • This basic information may be all you need to head to the dreaded paint department and seek the advice of the store staff. Most paint stores have people who can help you with your choice, or at least point you in the direction of the colors and feeling you are looking for.  When in doubt, consult with an interior design consultant or painter.
  • All the major paint brand companies spend considerable money creating themed palettes of coordinated color choices.  From Colonial to Arts & Crafts to Modern country, there is a themed palette for every taste. These are great jumping off points.  

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