Color psychology is not an exact science, but there are basic principles that marketing pros use to sell everything from greeting cards to automobiles. Much of it has to do with color. Yes, the colors you put on your walls, or on your front door, can help clinch a home sale! Continue reading
Have you ever walked into your kitchen and instantly felt hungry?
Rarely do people think about the colors that they choose to paint their kitchens. They are often too busy worrying about whether the kitchen will match the rest of the home, or whether the colors will be satisfactory to the rest of the household. Continue reading
Whether you’re moving into a new home and want to make it “yours”, or just want to change the feel of your current place, a painting project is an easy way forward. Painting is relatively inexpensive yet it can transform a home’s look-and-feel.
But how do you make sure you’re choosing the best colors and the proper type of paint?
This 8-minute video from Lowe’s tells it all. In it, you’ll learn how professional designers identify a potential paint palette for a room, then how they choose between shade, finish and type.
Among the tips and advice in the video :
- How to use 2×2 “test blocks” to ensure a color works in both natural and artificial light
- How to choose the right colors for a small room, and for a large room
- Why painting the ceiling can change a room’s perceived size
- How to build complementary, split-complementary and analogous color schemes for a room
- How to choose between latex and oil-based paint products
In addition, the video shares notes on how light bulb types can affect the “warmness” of a particular paint color, and how to consider existing room elements such as furniture in your final color choices.
Paint projects require little advance planning and, if done properly, they can change the feel of a room, and a home. Most projects can be completed within a weekend.