After we “spring forward,” the added daylight and slightly warmer weather gives many people the itch to start working on home improvements. It’s too early in the season for planting and landscaping. In fact, it may still be snowing! So, why not shift your attention to the inside of your home and consider some new interior paint colors?
Whether you want to create a warm and cheerful kitchen, a calm and relaxing bedroom, or a fun and colorful playroom, new interior paint color on walls, ceilings, and trim can refresh and rejuvenate your home. Here are some tips from the painting professionals at Classic Papering & Painting to help you get started.
4 Interior Painting Tips for Your Home
1. Your Bedroom’s Paint Color Can Help You Sleep Better.
Think about the rooms where you’ve gotten the best sleep. Do you prefer to sleep in bright rooms or dark rooms? According to Sleep.org, people whose bedrooms are painted blue tend to sleep longer than those who sleep in rooms with different colors. Why? The color blue is associated with calm and peaceful feelings, which can help lower blood pressure and heart rate, resulting in a better night’s sleep. Other relaxing paint shades for a bedroom include grays, silvers, and neutrals. Pale yellow and buttery cream colors also work well because they create a cozy and inviting feeling. The goal is to choose the best bedroom paint color for you to help you catch some more z’s.
2. Accent Walls Add Drama and Interest to Any Room.
An accent wall can be a powerful design choice and a great way to make a statement in an otherwise plain room of your home. It’s a great way to play around with color without painting the entire room (and potentially regretting it). Use bold paint colors and designs to break up your room and draw people’s eyes to the wall that is different and unique. Whether you paint a solid contrasting color, striped pattern, or faux finish, an accent wall creates a focal point that can add drama and interest to any room of your home. It’s also a great way to make an impact in a small space, like a bathroom, without making the space feel cramped.
3. Paint Can Make a Small Room Feel Larger.
When painting a small room, you may think you’re limited to using only white or light neutral colors. The truth is, almost any paint color can look great in a small space – even dark colors – provided you have good lighting and the right accessories. For example, you can balance out dark walls with soft neutral-colored furniture and accessories, creating an intimate and cozy feeling. If you don’t want to paint all your walls a dark color, try an accent wall (see tip number 2). Another painting technique that adds space to a room is to use only one color. Our eyes stop wherever paint color transitions in a room, so painting walls and trim the same color can make ceilings appear taller and a room seem larger.
4. Hire a Trusted, Insured Painter with Good Reviews.
When hiring a professional painter for your home, getting the lowest price should not be your only consideration. Instead, look at the whole picture and choose a painting contractor who is trusted and properly insured, has positive reviews from previous customers, and has the experience and skill to get the job done right.
Documented & Insured
It’s imperative that the painting contractor you hire has the proper documents, including insurance and worker’s compensation.
Testimonials from satisfied customers can be some of the best indicators of whether a painting company is worth hiring. Check out online reviews or ask to speak with a previous customer about their experience and level of satisfaction.
Classic Papering & Painting, Inc. has been in business since 1991, and we’ve grown to be one of the most recognized and trusted companies in Columbus, Ohio. We only hire experienced and passionate painting professionals, and all employees are full time, which means we don’t use subcontractors.
When you’re ready to refresh your home with new interior paint color, contact Classic Papering & Painting to schedule a residential painting estimate today. Our reputation for attention to detail is unparalleled in the industry and our quality craftsmanship sets us apart from other painting companies in Columbus, Ohio.