Many of my clients tell me that choosing paint colors for their home is the most agonizing and challenging task that they undertake when trying to do their own interior decor. I can see how this would be a bit overwhelming because there are so many shades of each color family, that it certainly can be hard to know which exact tone is right for the room. The first step to any successful design is gaining some inspiration from online photographs or even homes you have visited. I get some of my best room paint ideas from unconventional places like a historical home museum or even a restaurant. Once you have your inspiration, the key to selecting the perfect shade is to pay attention to undertones. While it may seem small, this is actually the one thing that can give away an amateur design the fastest. Have you have walked into a room where the wall colors just look slightly off? This room is a good example of what I am talking about. The furniture and flooring all have a slightly warm (or orangey red) undertone but the wall paint has a cool hue. The two do not blend well together and reveal an inexperienced design choice.
Lately, I have enjoyed bringing unconventional bedroom paint ideas into my designs that utilize unexpected colors and textures in order to liven up a space. This beautiful contemporary master suite we recently completed illustrates a few different painting techniques that are quickly becoming some of the hottest trends for 2022. I employed a number of different unique interior decor ideas in here to elevate the style and create a funky and eclectic design. First I chose bedroom paint colors that are a bit more bold than what you usually see. I love how the deep Wedgwood blue tones stand out against the crisp white crown molding and rich drapery. The lovely contrast makes the other decorative elements in the room stand out much more than they would have with neutral beige or white wall colors. We also applied the paint using a basketweave textured finish in order to give some visual interest to the walls. The technique looks custom and high end, but it was actually not that hard to achieve. We simply used to very slight variations in paint color and applied with a stiff bristle brush. This technique gives the look of a wallpaper design but is far less expensive.
Very rarely does one find home decor in which every element works together so seamlessly. I dont know what is more commendablethe way that the entire living room set up perfectly renders the artistic vision of the decorator, or the genius use of a distinctly western palette with geometric designs inspired from the East. These wall decor paintings with abstract patterns add a very western touch to the living room. In contrast, we have the coffee table and the rug which transport one to the Middle East. The glue to the whole set up is the choice of wall paint colors. Ashy grey and earthy beige go with both the muteness of the couch and the brightness of the red rug. Although the entire arrangement is contemporary, there is no run-of-the-mill-American-interior vibe. Its something morethe choice of the couch, the wall colors, the cushionsall aim at adding a touch of vibrancy very often missing in modern homes.
We recently transformed one of our clients living rooms with this modern look. When trying to think of interior paint ideas, we wanted to offset the original white ceilings with slightly more muted tones so that the existing palette didnt overbear. This is why the living room wall colors include an earthy brown. You'll notice that the couch facing the primary wall is almost the same color, while the rest of the sofas are a slightly darker earth tone. If you look further beyond the living room, you'll find that the rest of the house features other wall colors to create diversity between rooms. As our clients space is open plan, they wanted to create segregation while still achieving a feeling of continuity. The high ceilings allow for this as they give off a vertical feel, allowing for an honest style thats felt throughout the rest of the home as well.
Home renovation has always been a true passion of mine, as you can see in this picture. My first priority after going through dozens of paint samples was enhancing this grand entrance was the color scheme. After looking through some samples, I knew lighter tones would play well next to the dark, contrasting hardwood floors. As I was trying to key in on some particular wall color ideas, yellow always seemed to stand at. Its aesthetics are particularly noticeable next to the matching lamps you see perpendicular to the mirror in the picture. Whats even more remarkable in my opinion -- is the way I balanced every element and created an in-sync look in such an important part of my home. Such a simple approach to wall colors can have dramatic effects on interior design. You dont even have to be an expert either. What truly makes a difference in the realm of home design is cohesion.
Finding the right bathroom paint colors is an essential task if you are undertaking any kind of interior design makeover. The shades you choose are a huge piece of determining the overall style and "feel" of your room. Most people enjoy bright neutral tones in the bathroom (like this space) because they give the illusion of open and airy spaces even in a smaller room, and they always look crisp and clean. Even better, bathroom paint ideas that incorporate these simple light colors blend well with any decor style -- whether it be elegant and traditional or edgy and modern -- and, as such, will appeal to a wide audience of potential buyers. If you don't know where to begin, I always advise selecting wall colors in a shade that is a few tones darker than a white but that has a bit of color to it. This lovely grey is still very neutral, but the slightly elevated tone makes the crisp white tiling, vanity and countertops stand out beautifully. If they had instead chosen an all white paint palette, these pretty features would have faded into the background.