Selecting the Perfect Color for Your Walls

How to Choose Interior Paint

Home painting is one of the most exciting renovations which can be done around the house to keep things lively and new. However, the major concern or pain when planning on repainting or freshly painting an indoor space is the choice of color.

Most often than not, homeowners are interested in something quite different, a color which is not common and one which will match their pre-existing furniture or at the very best, compliment it. With several factors available to consider, it is important to consult the services of Downingtown painting contractor to know the right color picks which will both match your choice, furniture and give your home the desired look.

There is, however, no need to stress yourself out prior to contacting your Downingtown painters, instead, it is important to note that there is no best color match until your home is painted.

In this article, we will discuss the different factors which you will need to consider when choosing an interior paint for your home.

When choosing an interior paint and working with painters in Downingtown, PA, here are some of the basic supplies which will come in handy in choosing the right paint for your interior space:

  1. Paint chips
  2. Design books
  3. Notebook
  4. Mood board

Factors to consider in choosing Interior Paint

  1. Consider finish

One of the first decisions to take is to decide on the type of finishing you want for the walls of your interior space. Almost every brand of paint comes with their finishes.

  • Flat paint, this is a low-sheen paint with no reflectivity.
  • Matte is a low-luster paint with a slightly reflective finish
  • Eggshell finish has a soft yet velvety look. Eggshells are slightly more reflective compared to the matte.
  • Satin is a bit glossier compared to the eggshell. The satin possesses a slightly higher lustrous appearance.
  • Semi-gloss gives the inside a radiant, lustrous sheen.
  • High-gloss possesses a brilliant and shiny look and comes with the most reflectivity.

Choosing between these finishes may be a major decision and as such, Downingtown painters advise that the glossier the paint finish, the easier it is to clean.

Most painters in Downingtown, PA recommend the use of matte or eggshell paint finish in the normal rooms while other paint finishes with higher gloss should be used in locations with high traffic around the house such as the kitchens and bathrooms.

Thinking of choosing Satin paint finish? It can be used for a playroom or an area around the home that is more likely to get dirty.

Tip: Semi-gloss and high gloss paint finishes are mostly used on trims.

  1. Consider the overall color scheme

If you are repainting your entire home, it is important to choose colors that will complement each other. However, if you are only doing a part of the house, it may be great to choose other colors which are also matching or choose one that was already in use.

  1. Consider paint effects

Different paints come with different shades and effects on the interior space and as such, it is important to consult with C.L. McDaid your local Downingtown painter to be sure of the effect of the paint on your indoor space.

Tip: Brighter colors tend to attract more attention, this can be a major advantage and disadvantage depending on the choice of room you are using it on. For narrow rooms, longer walls can be painted with bright colors to attract attention to them while using a complimentary dull color on the narrow walls.

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