help choosing interior colors

by:Runcheng Chuangzhan     2019-09-30
(This Old House)--
Make painting your room as simple as 1 business secret2-
So you fix your house like a skilled surgeon, fix the structural defects, and retain the unique architectural features of each room.
But some things are missing.
It\'s probably something of color. -
Secret Weapons of innovators
Did you know that, depending on the crown styling versus the wall, it can visually lift the ceiling or lower it?
Alternatively, the clever use of color can turn a room into a lively gathering place and another room into a relaxing space that can be curled up with a book?
If you feel comfortable with the saw, hammer and drill bit but freeze in front of the colorful chip aisle in the center of the home, you are not alone.
So we go to the reader. -
And our own residents. -
Make sure the color question you want to ask.
We then asked them to draw professionals, colorists and designers across the country and asked them to reveal their trading skills.
Use this primer to understand these hybrid chip strips, and then pick a palette to show the best features of each wall, corner, and base in your house.
The paint shop no longer panicked.
Q: I lost all the walls downstairs. white. It\'s so boring!
Where is the good place to start adding colors?
A: \"Think about the whole space that A room can approach at A time,\" said Susan English, A professional painter and color consultant at Cold Springs, New York.
English usually starts at the restaurant, which is a social space with striking colors like red, gold and terra --
The Cotta looks right, and the soft lights enhance their warmth.
She then moves along the color of the adjacent space with a supporting tone.
\"Since the rooms usually flow to each other, remember that you will see them at the same time,\" English said . \".
She drew a deep pumpkin for her restaurant, with adjacent halls and rooms in pastel green, gray and earthy yellow tones.
Q: Our kitchen is open to both the dining room and the living room.
What is the easy way to pick colors that blend well together?
A: If you change your color selection too much from one room to another, try to apply two shades in the adjacent space, \"there is only one distance from each other on the paint --
Mary Rice, vice president of marketing and color expert at Behr, suggested.
Or use neutral tones such as buff, tan or gray as a bridge between rooms drawn in bolder, more contrasting colors.
If rooms are usually closed to each other--
For example, in the case of an upstairs bedroom ---
Coordination is less important than picking a color that makes you feel good.
Personal preference rules in private spaces.
Q: We have an open plan on the first floor.
Is it best to stick to a single paint color?
A: continuity is important on the first floor, but the color can help \"divide\" a large open space, for example, separating the dining area from the TV room.
There is no need to stick to a single color or even a warm palette (
Red, orange, yellow)or all cool (
Blue, green, bright white).
However, Valspar\'s color stylist, Tami Ridgeway, said: \"By using muted, dim values, the color you choose is more likely to flow with each other . \".
She suggested a little gray to ease the color.
These are often found in the historical palette.
Bright colors can be injected in small doses-
In furniture, floor covering, and even flowers.
This Old House: ask with a color wheel: I am always confused when painting the door and its shell: where do you stop one color and start another?
A: This is not an open one. and-
Close the box, but the rule of thumb is this: when closing the door, the surface of the door is painted in the color of the decoration it faces, and the edge of the door is the same color as the decoration of the room it enters.
This is a good example of why they need to work together if you use different decorative colors in adjacent rooms.
Painter Susan English observed: \"Doors tend to remain open, so you get decorative colors from adjacent rooms in any given space on a regular basis . \".
So, let\'s say you have a barn.
The red door leads to a room with yellow walls.
\"In a space where it does not\" belong \", this may be an effective accent color ---
If you consider it carefully
\"Q: How about an arch without a door or pocket door?
A: keeping the decoration colors consistent in adjacent rooms with open entrances provides a cohesive force that provides a pleasing and complete line.
In the open plane, consider painting all the decorations White even if the walls are different in color.
Q: Is there any suggestion to paint the wall with the chair railing?
A: First of all, figure out what effect you are pursuing.
Keep the color up and down the track consistent, keep the appearance clean and highlight the molding itself.
Choosing a lighter shade on the track can avoid the topheavy look;
The lighter eye is pulled up, and the darker eye is pulled down.
So if the ceiling of the room is over 9 feet high, you might consider painting the area above the track darker than the section below, introducing a sense of intimacy.
Q: Should the decoration color always be lighter than the wall?
A: Maxwell Jilin ham-Ryan, co-
Founder and editor of blog apartmenttherapy.
Com, it is recommended to paint the decoration a little lighter than the wall-
Even if the walls are white-
Bring out \"complexity and detail.
\"In most traditional interior designs, the white decor creates a clean, classic look.
That is to say, in the style of the house during periods such as artisans and Queen Anne, dark or dyed wooden decorations may be historically appropriate.
Susan English states: \"Please remember:\" The dark decor can cause visual disruption and make the room look busier and busier. \".
This Old House: How to paint the room Q: How close is the paint fragment from the color once it is hung on the wall?
A: The color of these small pieces is a big source of frustration for many homeowners.
\"Unless it\'s a very light pastel, any color you choose will look brighter on the wall,\" says Tami Ridgeway . \".
On the stripes, she says, the color usually goes from shallow to deep, or from \"cleaner\" to \"dirtier\", more neutral and more valuable.
Also, some colors appear darker when used in a large area, so you might consider choosing paint chips that are lighter than the colors you are trying to achieve.
It should also be recognized that any color will be played in adjacent colors.
That\'s why Becky Sparks, senior designer at Sherwin-
Williams suggested cutting the chip strips into separate boxes and looking at the changes on a case-by-case basis.
Q: What is the most reliable way to test paint colors?
A: \"Stay with it for a while before you submit it,\" Spak said . \".
The size of the room, the amount of natural or man-made light, and the competing elements-
From floor to furniture--
Can affect the way a specific color is perceived.
Some paint companies sell small cans of paint for sampling: paint a large piece of foam with a can
Your preferred core board.
Place it all around the room to see how it reflects the interior decoration and react to the quality and quantity of light in the room in a few days.
I really like red.
How can I use it without channeling Stephen King? A: Fear not.
Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Rohm & Haas Paint Quality Institute, said: \"People think that small rooms must be white . \".
\"But in your smallest room, bold colors like cherry or burgundy can be spectacular, just like a dressing room.
\"Even if the rest of the first floor is open, the enclosed space can benefit from the\" wow \"factor provided by the rich color, and when the door is closed, it does not scream to attract attention.
In the larger rooms, the dark color can effectively highlight the architectural features and increase the visual taste.
Try to draw a red-brown-rich niche on one wall, or use a dark blue cowboy on one wall to create a focal point.
Becky sparks likes to add drama to the wall opposite the fireplace to \"balance\" the room while Maxwell Jilin ham-
Ryan recommends adding colors with minimal doors and windows to make the \"Display Wall \".
\"Q: If I don\'t paint the whole room, where else can I inject color?
A: painter Susan English says that in A contemporary setting, the brightly colored interior doors and accent walls seem to be at home the most.
In order to update the traditional interior decoration, she suggested painting the decoration into a darker color than the wall, or adding color to the interior of the building
The darker or lighter shade of the wall color.
To get more contrast, use complementary colors-
For example, a bookcase is arranged with a light blue wall and peaches.
Q: How to use paint color to \"lift\" the low ceiling?
A: In order to bring the illusion of height to the low ceiling, paint them white, any Crown can form the same color as the wall;
This will not interrupt your upward gaze.
Should all the ceilings be white?
All in all, yes.
But the rules are meant to be broken.
A little color on the ceiling can make things warm and make the space look more perfect.
\"Treat the ceiling as the fifth wall, with cream or beige,\" said Mary Rice of Behr . \".
Keep in mind that Catherine Jewell, a color consultant at Orange Park Acres, California, learned something: \"The warm tones lose the yellow tones on the surface without the sun falling and become bluer and greener, also known as Dinny.
Q: We have an open plan on the first floor.
Is it best to stick to a single paint color?
A: continuity is important on the first floor, but the color can help \"divide\" a large open space, for example, separating the dining area from the TV room.
There is no need to stick to a single color or even a warm palette (
Red, orange, yellow)or all cool (
Blue, green, bright white).
However, Valspar\'s color stylist, Tami Ridgeway, said: \"By using muted, dim values, the color you choose is more likely to flow with each other . \".
She suggested a little gray to ease the color.
These are often found in the historical palette.
Bright colors can be injected in small doses-
In furniture, floor covering, and even flowers.
Q: How do I use colors to make the most of small spaces?
A: Generally speaking, crisp white can make the space feel bigger and wider, while warm colors can create intimacy.
On the most basic level, large rooms usually handle more colors than small rooms.
\"Light colors can open a small space, and dark colors can make people feel the surface is closer than they are,\" said Debbie Zimmer . \".
Of course, some small spaces don\'t need to feel big: for example, if you want to create a welcoming or comfortable atmosphere in the foyer, in the study, or in the library, hunter Green or rust may be more suitable for you than light peaches or celery.
Q: I was overwhelmed by all the choices when I chose white.
How do I get it right?
A: white people do have amazing diversity.
Pure \"clean\" white without colored background color.
Designers who want to show artwork or furniture like these and use them often on the ceiling to create a neutral view.
Most other white people are either warm. -
Have a base color of yellow, rust, pink or brown--
The base color of green, blue or gray is also cool.
Mary Rice said: \"Use warm white in a room without natural light, or make the larger space look more comfortable.
In contrast, cool white can help open a space.
Test a few at a time to see which one is best for the other colors in the room.
Q: Generally speaking, is there any color to avoid?
A: When it comes to emotional effects, of course, it is a person\'s welcome --
Home orange will be a signal for another person to be deported urgently.
One of them, Debbie Zimmer, declared that \"Red will increase your appetite ---
And your blood pressure.
Blue and Green are natural and calm;
Children like purple, but adults don\'t necessarily like purple;
Yellow is attractive.
Orange can be popular but also a bit irritating depending on the tone, tone, or tone.
\"The research done for Behr shows that yellow can stimulate the brain, so it may be worth considering for a room where homework is done;
However, avoid the yellow color in the bedroom, as the goal of the bedroom is usually to relax.
Q: How important is the paint color?
A: color psychology is a small problem for paint professionals.
Many people say that you should at least choose a color based on how the room is used and the mood you want to build.
So paint the social room (
Dining room, kitchen, family & living area)
Warm colors like daffodils
It\'s recommended to be yellow, coral or cranberry.
Private Rooms Available (
Home office, bedroom, dressing room)
Cool shades like sage
Green, purple or Skyblue.
Let the mood move from room to set up a visual rhythm, he said: \"warm, cool, warm, cool ---
Like breathing in and out. It\'s flow.
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