Painting is an integral part of home maintenance. While doing up a new home or while renovating an existing one, painting is indispensable. The colour and style of painting adopted for interior décor mainly depend on the personal preference of the homeowner. But there are certainly other factors that need to be given importance while selecting paint. Here are 5 Things to Consider While Selecting Paint for Your House.
The basic rule is that if the house is small going in for pastel shades is a brilliant idea so that the room looks more spacious and airy. Experiments with bright and bold colours would suit large rooms. Colour can be selected from the colour wheel provided by most paint companies. If you prefer subtle and soothing colour in your room or if you want to create a more romantic feel to the room, then two-three colours of the same shade can be used in the same room.
On the other hand, if the room needs to be more vibrant and colourful, like in the kid’s room, the colours that are opposite in the colour wheels like green and red can be used.
Paints are available in glossy, semi-glossy and matt finish. Glossy paint is shinier and brighter and is much easier to clean than any other type. Hence it is best suited for walls that tend to get dirty fast like that in kid’s room or kitchen. Since glossy paints are highly durable they tend to be more costly.
Another alternative to glossy paint is semi-glossy paint which has the same property of glossy paint but would be less shiny and bright. On the other hand, paint with matt finish which is best suited for walls with a lot of imperfections as the matt finish tend to conceal all the flaws. This paint is less expensive and durable when compared to glossy and semi-glossy paint.
The general theme of décor of the room has a profound influence on the selection of paint. If the room is done up in a modern setting, the bright colours would be the order of the day. On the other hand for a more traditional setting, pastel shades like beige are preferable.
The selection of paint for a certain room is also influenced by the natural light available in the room. For rooms where natural light is scarce, it is not a wise decision to go for bold colours as it tends to make the room look small and cramped up. It can even create a depressive mood. Another factor that is to be considered is whether the sunlight is directly hitting the room. If so, the paint in the room tends to fade faster than the rest.
The cost of purchasing paint is another important factor that affects our selection process. The higher the quality of paint the more will be the cost. Similarly, a few rare colours might be more costly than common colours. It is best to consider all the above factors while painting the room as it makes the job less cumbersome and expensive.