The colors in a room can have a huge impact on how a person feels. Before you rush to the paint store, take the time to consider who is going to use the room, how is it going to be used, and the mood you wish to create. Since the light the room receives naturally from the sun can affect how a paint color looks in your home, you should also consider the direction the room faces.
For most rooms, you will want to select three colors. One will be the dominant color – used in 60% of the room. Another will be the secondary color – used in 30% of the room. The last one is your accent color – used in 10% 0f your room.
Since 60% of a room’s color typically comes from the walls, choosing the right paint color is extremely important. The remaining color comes from upholstery, 30%, and from accent pieces, 10%, such as accessories, art, pillow, rugs and window treatments.
Interior Paint Colors for Timeless Tradition
If you are like me, and always seem to gravitate toward natural colors scapes like sand and rocks along a coastline or whites and greys like that of a statue; notice these are all items with some permanence. Mostly, you are practical and prefer classic, timeless shades. Don’t fear this does not mean you are boring! This actually allows you to play with color and use more color in your accessories and let your inner wild child out! Working with neutrals also allows you to play with dark and light tones and add plenty of texture as you layer your furnishings and accessories.
Great Paint Colors in Neutral Shades:
Benjamin Moore Paint: Wheeling Neutral HC-92, Edgecomb Gray HC-173, Revere Pewter HC-172, Stoneware CSP-245, Skipping Stone, Picket fence CSP-370
HC-92 HC-173 HC-172 CSP-245 CSP-155 CSP-370
Farrow and Ball Paint: Elephants Breath 229, Skimming Stone 241, Wimborne White 239, James White 2010.
229 241 239 2010
Interior Paint Colors for Relaxation & Productivity
Do you seem to always gravitate toward soft hues like those of the ocean and sky or fields of grass, these colors are all tranquil and soothing on the eye. Usually those that are drawn to blues and greens in soft hues view their home as a safe, calm oasis.
Blue is the classic relaxing color, it actually causes our brains to produce calming chemicals. Green, in muted tones has the same effect. Studies also show that people are more productive when preforming tasks in rooms of these hues.
Great Paint Colors in shades of blue and green
Benjamin Moore Paint– Wythe Blue HC-143, Buxton Blue HC-149, Palladian Blue HC-144, Yarmouth Blue HC-150, Buckland Blue HC-151, Picnic Basket CSP-730, Rushing River 1574
HC-143 HC-149 HC-144 HC-150 HC-151 CSP-730 1574
Farrow and Ball Paint: Lamp Room Gray 88, Blue Gray 91, Borrowed Light 235, Oval Room Blue 85, Parma Gray 27
88 91 235 85 27
By Kelly Sohigian