Choosing paint colors is the most challenging task for most homeowners when planning for interior painting in Beaverton, Oregon.
Most homeowners don’t understand what paint colors mean or even their impact on the overall outlook of the interior until it’s too late.
Choosing the wrong color could leave you disappointed for quite a long time until your next repaint job.
Interior Paint Colors and Their Meaning
Each color has its meaning and choosing a paint color can have a strong impact on the “message” spread by each room in the house.
Here is what to expect with the most common paint colors;
Symbolizes Purity, harmony, calmness, and serenity.
Ideal for brightening a room and making it seem larger. It can be used everywhere, but it is better to mix it with other colors to break the monotony of white.
You can also use white to create a background for other colors.
Symbolizes Dreams, the ocean, serenity, calmness, and relaxation.
The ideal color for the bathroom–you will also appreciate it in the bedrooms, for its relaxing aspect.
Blue can adapt to most rooms.
Symbolizes: Meditation, calmness, solitude, and luxury.
Preferable color for a bedroom or a quiet room. It can be used as an accent on a wall or part of a wall.
It gives a relaxing and luxurious feel, especially if you mix it with lighter colors.
It symbolizes Nature, earth, rest, calmness, and comfort.
Brown is suitable in large rooms, both bedrooms, and living rooms. Better to use it with a lighter color, however, to avoid creating too austere decor.
It symbolizes Nature, stimulation, and harmony.
Green has anti-stress properties–the perfect color for the bedroom,
You can appreciate it just as much in a home office.
Be wary of overly dark greens as they can make your space seem smaller.
Symbolizes The Sun, energy, positivity, concentration, and joy.
Yellow brings happiness and energy in working rooms such as the living room or the office.
It might look out of place in the kitchen, and it’s a little overwhelming for the bedroom.
So use sparingly.
Symbolizes Calm, neutrality, and cheerfulness.
Taupe is neutral and more personal than white, and most of its shades adapt to pretty much all rooms.
You might, however, want to use it with at least one other colorful shade.
Symbolizes Optimism, energy, joy, and happiness.
This is the best in the kitchen or living room.
It helps to light up the room and blends very well in a small room.
Use sparingly, however, as it overrides everything else.
Symbolizes: Love, passion, anger, sensuality, and warmth.
Avoid it in bedrooms, as it can get a little too overwhelming.
Best to use it in small doses (on a single wall as an accent, for example), in the living room or the kitchen.
Using red in narrow areas such as the corridors can make them feel constricted.
Symbolizes Calmness, neutrality, simplicity, and peace.
Depending on its intensity, gray can be used as a neutral color, in the same way as white and taupe.
It can also be used to enhance part of the room on accent items.
Being a neutral color, it’s quite easy to use as it easily blends in with other colors.
Symbolizes Mystery, night, darkness, luxury, and elegance.
Black is a dominant color that should be used with caution.
It reflects a luxurious and modern character, but could very well dominate over the rest of the decoration.
Black should be used in large, well-lit rooms.
The above is just a general view of what some of the most common paint colors mean when used for interior painting.
However, when choosing your colors, there is much more to consider than just the meaning of colors.
Our design experts at Maller Painting Company can help you come up with the perfect color for your interior, incorporating in some of your favorite shades.
To give us a try, book a FREE estimate below or call us on (503) 410-6366 if you have any questions
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Kevin began painting houses with his father’s company, C&K Painting, in 1996. His father taught him how to use a brush, roller, and caulk and clean a brush properly. He then worked for several other paint companies, where he learned how to spray oils, lacquers, and all water-based finishes. In 2012, after 15 years of experience, he decided to get licensed and start the Maller Painting Company. His team has focused on providing the best re-painting services to our residential clients in the Beaverton area.