Posted on: January 19, 2021
Things to Consider Before Getting your House Interior Professionally Painted:
Whether you’re moving or just redecorating you might be considering a professional interior paint.
There are plenty of benefits to having your house professionally painted, the main one being you don’t have to deal with all the mess and can spend your time doing what’s more important to you.
You can also be assured that it’s being done to a high quality and will look good for years with the right care.
However you don’t want to waste the cost of professional house painting if you’re just going to change your mind in a few months, so here are some tips to help you make long lasting choices:
Keep it simple:
You can always add to a project but sometimes it can be hard to take something back or undo it, if you’re not 100% behind a risky colour choice. Don’t do it, especially if its a very dark colour and will be difficult to paint over.
Know your proportions:
Did you know where you place colours in a room can have a big impact on the feel of the room. You can make a room appear much bigger (or smaller) with this technique.
For example painting a darker colour on the ceiling will make the room feel shorter, and vice-versa painting a lighter colour on the ceiling will make your room feel taller.
So if you have lots of small rooms in your house consider painting the whole room a light bright colour, having the colour go all the way from the floor to the ceiling will make your small room feel much more spacious, and help bounce light illuminating it, silk paint also helps create this effect. If you have bigger rooms it’s easier to play around with colour, maybe including an accent wall.
Choose complimentary colours:
Colour theory is a big part of choosing colours for anything, not just room painting. There are plenty of fantastic simple to understand resources online explaining colour theory.
Choosing colours that compliment each other is important when deciding how to paint your house, not just for one chosen room, but for your whole home. If all the colours in your home compliment each other the whole house will feel much more intentional and ‘put-together’ creating harmony and flow in your home.
Use all those helpful resources we are so lucky to have in this day and age, browse Pinterest, or Instagram, to help you find colour combinations and wall designs you love, that you feel will fit nicely in your home.
When browsing for inspiration it can be overwhelming, try narrowing your search by being more specific, and keep in mind while browsing this is for YOUR space, you can change anything you want, its your home! This is only for inspiration!
Sample your paint colours before committing:
A big mistake most people make when choosing colours is not sampling them on your walls. It can be a huge waste of money to commit to a colour only to have to buy a totally new one a week later when you realise that first colour was awful.
The way light enters a room, and the way colours interact with each other can drastically affect good they look in a room, the shop you bought the paint from might have completely different lighting than your home so it’s always a smart idea to sample everything!
If you’re in the process of redecorating your home and are interested in a professional interior house painting, contact us today for a consultation and quote today!