10 Mistakes to avoid while Choosing Your Paint color

10 Mistakes to avoid while Choosing Your Paint color

One of the most challenging and complicated hurdles is deciding on a paint color that you will want to live with for years. It's difficult to visualize how a color will look when brushed across a whole wall while looking at a little paint chip. And don't even think about how the color will shift in different types of light. Because the human brain is terrible at envisioning how a paint color would look, the best approach to avoid a painter's remorse is to thoroughly test out paint swatches before buying a gallon. Learn from our experts to learn the proper approach to choose paint colors—as well as the pitfalls to avoid. Here are some typical people usually make when choosing paint colors, according to experts.

Common Mistakes while Choosing Paint Color

1. Picking Your Paint color first

If you choose the paint color first, you will be pushed to a corner when it comes to picking the correct accessories to go with it. The paint color is one of the last things you should choose since you want to see what fabrics and other elements are in the room first. You should always consider the impact of natural and artificial light. Because one color does not appear the same throughout the day, choose a color that appeals to you at all times of the day. What you want to do is lay out the room first, and then choose the paint to complement everything else that is going on or in your space. Fabrics, whether accent pillows or a piece of furniture with a pattern or design, can provide color inspiration.

2. Losing sight of your emotional goal

Some people believe that just because red is their favorite color, it's okay to paint their bedroom walls that color. However, what they truly wanted was a soothing and quiet environment, thus there's a disconnect between color selection and the intended use of the room. Cool hues on the color wheel, such as blue and green, may be used to create a relaxing environment; warmer colors, such as yellows and oranges, may be used to create an energetic and dynamic environment.

3. Choosing a bright or saturated color

Some people believe that just because red is their favorite color, it's okay to paint their bedroom walls that color. However, what they truly wanted was a soothing and quiet environment, thus there's a disconnect between color selection and the intended use of the room. Cool hues on the color wheel, such as blue and green, may be used to create a relaxing environment; warmer colors, such as yellows and oranges, may be used to create an energetic and dynamic environment.

4. Ignoring Trends

Bright hues have been popular for numerous years, but they are gradually becoming less popular. Softer colors are making a comeback, as are muted tones and a lot of black with metallic accents. Many pieces of hot orange-colored lacquer furniture, as well as other items that people have liked using in recent years, have become overexposed.

5. Not considering the home as a whole

Transitioning color from one room to the next, even in a tiny apartment, may be difficult, and it doesn't flow well if you have bright orange in one room and bright pink in another. While choosing colors, always consider your house as a whole rather than choosing colors for a specific room because transitioning is an important factor to ponder over. 

6. Choosing Dark colors for that bold statement

Dark paint colors can be chosen to make a bold design statement. This is frequently a mistake when there is insufficient natural light in the room. Without the benefit of natural light, what is meant to be dramatic verve becomes claustrophobic.

7. Different colors on an open floor plan

Painting two parts of an open floor plan in starkly different colors is a mistake that may be too obvious to overlook. Perhaps the goal here is to create the illusion of dividing the space into different rooms. It doesn't work and looks amateurish, especially if the paint colors aren't paired on the color wheel.

8. Ignoring the Shadow effect

Examine the area you intend to paint. If there is light but also a lot of shadows, choosing a dark shade would be a mistake because the shadows will darken the color's appearance even more. Instead, go for a more vibrant color.

9. Ignoring Natural Light

The appearance of paint varies depending on the lighting of the room. With their fluorescent harsh lights, paint stores often make it even more difficult to choose the best color . Take paint swatches home and stick them on the walls to test the lighting. However, deciding on the best color for your space may be difficult if you are concentrating on only a small square of a paint swatch. If you are having trouble finding a good paint color and can afford it, the best thing you can do is buy sample cans of the colors you are thinking about and paint them on your walls to see how they look in different lighting. Alternatively, you can paint them on boards that you can move around your room to get a sense of the color in the space.

10. Ignore the Underlying Hues of Your Trim, Flooring, and Doors.

Did you know that while choosing paint, you must take into account the wood in your home,   vinyl flooring, tile, or even doors?  The colors of your room are created by combining all of these elements. The underlying color or hue of the wood in your home should not conflict with your paint.

As we sum up, these are just one of the major kinds of mistakes people frequently make when choosing the paint color for their home interiors. Edge Integrated Technical Services provides painting services in Dubai such as Custom Painting, Move-in & Move-out painting services, and interior and exterior painting services. Contact us today for a free quote. Our experts will deliver the best services to give personal space that extra sense of aesthetics as per your dreams. 

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