Hans Hofmann was more than a genius when he said “It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form.” It really is a color scheme that boosts tranquility in your bedroom and what could also manage to eliminate it. From soothing greens to invigorating reds, you could create any atmosphere you want. Read on to learn how to choose the right color combinations.
In order to choose a proper color scheme, you have to take into account the kind of look you aim for, the use and placement of the room, what kind of lighting – natural & artificial – is allowed in your room, its furniture, and last but not least, your preferences in terms of color & style.
You have to think a little beyond colors you love though, because not all colors you like would sure match your interior or look good when affected by light. Sometimes, the whole look changes once the paint is on and dry. For instance, dark shades make your rooms smaller whilst lighter ones open them up. Therefore, bold colors are recommended for low-traffic rooms such as hallways.
You may also play with various tones of one color or with two colors that compliment each other. In order to decide on a specific color combination, get some paint samples and paint tiny patches on the walls. That way you can study the impression of colors throughout the day and check for the suitable one.
Once you decide on a color scheme, you’ll find numerous types of paints to choose from. Latex as a water-based paint is ideal for kids’ rooms. It’s non toxic and non-flammable and it has less smell than oil paints. Though, oil paints offer more durability and better finish.
Apply a base coat of a primer for your paint to conceal any stains. Also, there are various finishes such as flat and matte. However, satin, semi-gloss and eggshell finishes are more durable, washable, and they offer a decent amount of shine. They would be perfect for bedrooms as they reflect light.