In part one of “Your Paint Questions Answered,” we worked on learning the lingo of color. We are a business committed to ensuring you’re in love with your space, and we know that color accounts for 60% of an individual’s response to a place.
Therefore, helping you choose a paint color is a critical factor in serving you! Now that you understand some of the terms of the color conversation, let’s talk strategy!
The Purpose of the Room
First things first, this is the starting point of choosing your color.
Take some time to think about the purpose of the room(s) you are painting.
Here are some questions to help you put your dreams to paper:
- Who is this room for? Yourself, your child, your guests, your spouse…?
- What will you do in the room? Is this a room you will sleep in, eat in, relax in, work in, play in…?
- When will you spend time in the room? The morning, the evening, many hours a day, a couple hours a day…?
- What mood do you want to feel in this room? Calm, relaxed, quiet, restful, productive, focused, energized, playful, social, interactive…?
It’s All About the Color Palette
Now, determine how to create a space conducive to your purpose by strategically choosing your color palette.
For an energetic, playful, and interactive space, you’ll want to choose bright colors like red, yellow, orange, or pink. These colors are great for play rooms, game rooms, and other areas where you are interacting with friends and family.
For a calming atmosphere, stick to your cool colors such as blues and greens (or combinations of the two). These colors are commonly utilized in bedrooms and bathrooms where relaxation and rejuvenation are the important.
Then there are spaces where you want to make a statement, such as foyers, entry ways, or front doors. In these places, you want to choose rich and welcoming colors. Choose bold and dramatic colors like navy, deep purple, black, or red.
Productive spaces, such as home offices, require an atmosphere of creativity, focus, and efficiency. Depending on your line of work, the color palette varies (click to view this awesome infographic for choosing colors for your workplace.)
But assuming your workspace in your home is just for your personal productivity, try sticking to orange, green and white! (Not necessarily all together.) These colors are said to boost creativity, performance, inspiration and self-confidence. Choosing colors of high saturation are your best bet.
Unsure of what atmosphere you want to create? In need a color palette that is versatile and able to serve many different purposes depending on the day? Go for a neutral color, such as white, cream, beige or grey. This allows you to change the mood of the room with a quick switch of a few accent pieces of various colors.
At Lynch Construction Group, we want to pursue every opportunity to provide resources for you to create a space you love! Together, we can make a beautiful home. Call us today at 225-445-0350 for a quote on creating a space you will fall in love with!