Choosing the Right Paint Color

Before starting an interior paint job, there are a few things you’ll want to take into consideration, from choosing the right color to the right type of paint.

Keep Your Décor in Mind When Picking a Color

Are you looking to add a splash of color to your home, or maintain neutral tones? If you are looking for just a simple pop of color, consider adding an accent wall to one of the walls of the room you are painting. Choose your accent wall based on lighting, space, and décor. You can also decide to have your trim painted a bolder color against soft, neutral walls. To avoid picking clashing colors, consider color palettes that complement each other. Walking through your home should feel natural, and not like walking through a funhouse. Consider warm or cool colors, and take a look at a color wheel if you’re not sure what will match.

Picking a Color for Your Ceiling

Your ceiling paint does not always have to be white. Depending on the room’s natural light, you can choose almost any soft color or shade in order to give it a warm, open feel. Softer colors may be able to enhance the aesthetic of the room without harsh reflections.

Choosing a Paint Sheen

Choosing a paint sheen is dependent on a few factors: natural light, wall condition and the amount of foot traffic the room sees on a given day. Glossy paint is easier to clean but will show imperfections in your walls more clearly. High gloss paints work well as trim and will complement your walls. Semi-gloss paints are easy to clean and work best in kitchens and bathrooms. If you have patches and imperfections on your walls, flat paint will hide any damage. However, it will show dirt more and is difficult to clean. Eggshell is easy to wash and can stand up to dirt.

Professional Interior Painting in Boxford, MA

If you are interested in hiring professional painters for your next interior painting project, call American Painting Company today! Our team will fully prepare your walls for painting, from sanding down any imperfections, filling any holes or cracks, priming and using proper ventilation. American Painting Company can be reached by calling 1.866.385.8888 or by filling out our online contact form. 

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