Getting The Colors Right
Here are some things your painters in Boston want you to know during a consult.
Consider Your Home’s “Hard Finishes”
If you have a brand new home or are doing a full remodel of all rooms, your painter may show up with a full color palette to choose from. He or she will ask you about your favorite colors and ask for sources of inspiration, such as a piece of fabric. This is like starting from scratch, where the possibilities are endless.
But if you’re like most people and only need one or two rooms painted at one time, your painter has to narrow down the choices drastically and take into account the entirety of the existing home. They will let you know what works in that particular space based on the colors around it.
This means you have to take your home’s “hard finishes” into account, and those include floors, countertops, backsplashes and shower tiles. These will all dictate which color is best for your walls or cabinets. Color is perceived in contrast to the colors that surround it.
Realize There is No “Perfect” Color
Many homeowners needlessly stress themselves out thinking that there’s one perfect color out there and that they have to find it. But in reality, it’s more of a process of elimination during a color consultation. Your Weymouth painter will evaluate many options based on your vision, then narrow them all down to a few that will work best with what you have.
Once you eliminate the colors that absolutely won’t work, it’s easier to come up with a few that will.
Color Can’t Always Work Magic
A fresh coat of paint works wonders for a tired room that needs an update. It can instantly boost curb appeal, elevate mood, brighten up a room, and modernize your home. But it can’t fix everything. New paint won’t flood a windowless room with light, won’t fix your cramped floor plan and won’t convert your traditional farm kitchen into a modern showpiece. In that case, it will take more than paint – you’ll also need new counters, backsplash, lighting, cabinet hardware, and appliances to achieve that.
So while you can have high hopes for your new paint color, don’t expect it to work miracles.
Understand That Lighting Changes the Appearance of Color
Color may look different depending on the quality of lighting in the room. It can actually look different depending on the amount of light that hits it, as well as the “temperature” of that light. Keep in mind that different lighting sources, such as halogen, incandescent, fluorescent, and natural sunlight, all boast different color temperatures.
Paint Color Consulations in Massachusetts
Not sure which color to paint your room? No problem. Let our South Shore, Higham and Quincy, MA painters give you a color consultation so you can make the ideal choice. To schedule your appointment, contact us at 781-901-2294.