A repost from Embark magazine!
It’s no secret that a coat of paint can transform your home’s interiors, but it is also one of the hardest decisions to land on because everyone dreads the thought of painting, let alone painting walls the wrong color. Since the idea of painting the walls of your home the “wrong” color is likely leaving you paralyzed from biting the bullet, Sr. Interior Designer Alison Van Delden opens up her favorite cans of paint so you feel confident in coating your walls in these colorful hues!
Roll Up Your Sleeves And Get Your Paint On
Alison reveals some of her favorite paint colors to use in a home.
Classic Trim Color - Cloud Cover
Pop of Citrine - Mother Earth
Neutral With Purple Undertones - Grege Avenue
Classic Go-To Gray - Collingwood
Bathroom Paint Color - Woodlawn Blue
Too Scared To Make The Wrong Paint Selection
Rather then saying that there is a right or wrong paint color to pick, Van Delden says that “to a certain degree, it’s impossible to mess up when it comes to painting your walls, because although painting isn’t everyone’s favorite pass time, it’s not going to burn a huge hole in your pocket if you have to redo it.” She continues on to say “the key to making your painting efforts keep you happy for a longer amount of time is by staying neutral with your paint color choices.”
Helpful Hint: There is no right or wrong paint choice. If you have a paint color that is already on your walls, repainting won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Use Paint Colors That Enhance Natural Light
“Imagine being able to enjoy your home and it’s décor without being distracted by a bold, slightly obnoxious hue.” Van Delden expands on, “the best paint colors to use in your home are ones that you don’t even notice.” Most of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design’s are in the Pacific Northwest region in the U.S. so having a lack of natural light is a problem that clients face. Van Delden shares a great trick to get around this issue, which is to “select paint colors that are mixed with more white or cream, and have undertones of green and or purple. Although, this seems odd, it actually helps reflect the natural light off of the walls and gives the illusion that the space is brighter.”
Helpful Hint: Select paint colors that are mixed with more white or cream, and have undertones of green and or purple… to reflect natural light off of the walls and gives the illusion that the space is brighter.