The colors on the walls of your rooms can either make or break your space and it can affect your mood. People who feel their rooms are too large or too small or are just generally unsatisfied with their room can change the colors of the walls for an instant room makeover. Painting just the right color can be your solution and here are 4 ways painting can transform your space:
Mood and Atmosphere
Every color has a psychological value and can change your mood with it. The color that you paint your walls can have an impact on your feeling when you enter your space along with changing the entire ambiance of your place. If you’re aiming for a calming effect, then cool colors such as blue, light purple, grey, or light green will work best for you. If you want a boost of energy, then you should opt for warm colors such as bright red or orange. If you want your space to be neutral yet cheerful and uplifting then you should paint your walls yellow.
Change the Room’s Structure
If you feel that your room is too big or too small the color of your wall can help you change the way it feels and help you achieve your perfect space. If your room is small, choose light colors and pastel shades to create an illusion of a larger space. You can also use light shades of warm colors in small spaces such as bathrooms where there is little natural light to make it bigger and brighter. Painting the ceiling a color that is lighter than the walls will also help create an illusion of a higher ceiling, making your space look larger. Alternatively, if you want to make a larger space appear more intimate and cozy, use dark colors such as deep reds and purples. Painting the walls and ceilings the same color or the ceiling darker than the walls will make the space seem smaller.
Tone on tone or color layering is a technique where only a few colors are used to paint throughout the space. In this technique, different saturations of the same color are used. The appeal of this technique is that it will make your place appear more polished and stylish. In case you are interested in a dramatic look, you can color opt for one accent wall of a shade darker than the other walls. Accent walls channelize attention towards that wall and you can use that wall to showcase your prized wall hangings. Color toning can be used beyond your walls and with your overall interior design to create color balance between all items in your space. By keeping the color of the walls neutral and keeping the colors of the furniture and accessories in the same color family, using complementary colors, it will balance your space and make your space more chic.
To add a bit of an oomph to your room, you might consider painting a mural on your wall. The advantage of painting a mural is that you can paint whatever you want, and if you’re artistic, you could paint it yourself to add a little bit of a personal touch. Also, you could recreate your favorite art piece or a scenery (like the sunset) or whatever you want on your walls. This is a great way to transform your space by adding more character and a personal touch. Of course, there is the option of contacting a professional to realize your vision.
So, if you’re in the mood to change your space a little, painting is a great option.