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Basic Principles of Color Painting a House

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No one can deny the fact that colors have power to create an impact.  Hazy, light, dark, shocking and soft, every paint color has its own significance and effect; therefore, when it comes to choosing a paint color for your house, you need to be very careful to choose those which truly depict your aesthetics.

Paint colors not only have significant effect on your moods but they also play a key role in making the overall look of your house. Even, colors have the power to make your house look bigger, smaller, cozy and cool. It is your choice whether you want more of a natural interior with shades of pink, purple, red, lemon and green or you want to go with more quiet feel with, Dutch white, vanilla, flax and shades of grey. However, there is a need to follow some principles to maintain an overall coherence and contrasts.

“While designing the interior of a house, color painting comes as a primary step on which rest of the designing decisions lay,” says Amer Adnan, the CEO of a well-known construction company in Pakistan.

Knowing the Principles of Colors

Instead of randomly picking up a color for your home, you need to be aware of the basic principles of painting. You can get unlimited color shades and combinations by mixing and matching the primary and secondary colors. By using the three basic shades of painting – primary, secondary and tertiary, you can make a range of colors. By knowing the basic principles, you can use the colors in an ideal way to add value to your house interior.

What is the Impact of Using Primary Colors and where are they Used?

Having the basic knowledge of color painting, you can create a flow of colors and contrasts, which can be obtained by mixing and blending different shades of colors. An interior designer, being a professional, knows which color best suits your bedroom, living room or any other area of your house. To give more prominence to an area, a professional interior designer suggests making use of the primary colors – red, blue and yellow. For a calm and serene look in a bed room, usually a blue color is used; whereas red and yellow are used in kids’ room for creating a brighter look.

What Impact do the Secondary Colors Create?

Secondary colors, also known as complementary colors, are made by blending two primary colors. Orange, violet and green colors fall under the category of secondary colors. For a more decent, simpler and calm feel, various secondary colors are mixed to generate neutral shades. Usually, such colors are used in the bedrooms of elderly people, who feel more comfortable in quiet and calm environment.

Let Us Get into the World of Shades

You can get another new range of colors, called tertiary colors which are obtained by mixing primary and secondary shades together. Yellow and orange, red-orange, blue violet and yellow-green are some of the combinations of tertiary colors. For a living room, you can choose any of these because these create a livelier and brighter look in an area.

Which Principal Color to Choose for your House?

If you have double or triple-storey house, choosing one color for the whole body of your house is not the right decision, instead use three shades – the darkest one on the upper most portions, the medium for the middle and the lightest for first floor. This criterion of picking different color shades is based on the entrance of natural light in each portion.

In the similar way, when it comes to painting each area of your house separately, you need to consider various factors like – who is going to use the room, entrance of natural light and dimensions of the room. Usually, hiring the services of a top Pakistani construction company, you can get your house painted in an ideal way.