Some people might consider this subject to be highly subjective, due to the fact that not all the people like the same colours, and everyone ought to choose a colour that they love the best. However, before you start painting a room, make sure you get all the furniture, tiles or fabrics, and only then choose a colour that is going to fit in with those.
Before you start choosing the colours, you need to keep their value in mind. Choose more of them if you want to, but just make sure the dominant one is the colour you love and enjoy. If you’re not sure what colour is that, it is always a good idea to test the colours.
Another important thing you need to keep in your mind is the lighting. Due to the fact that the colours are reflections of light, the lighting is definitely going to impact the colour. Do some experiments first with some lamps and colours. The best time of the day to test the colours is the day, because then you have the natural sunlight which is pretty much of uniform intensity all around the room. Make sure you spend some time in the room and see how the light affects the colours, and especially the shifting light of the sun. Choosing a warm colour, for example, could soften the shadows, and would act a lot better around artificial light. It is also important to know how the artificial light works in order to see how it’s going to interact with the colour. Some lights offer redder and warmer lights, while other’s don’t, and you need to calculate that in as well.
Even if you paint your room in one colour, that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to it for the rest of your life. You can change it whenever you want to. Many people choose neutral colours for areas like dining room or toilet because they look like a safe choice, smaller rooms tend to work better with light colours that enlarge them, larger rooms look tinier when painted in darker colours, etc. However, you can reverse all those effects if you want to just by painting the room over in a completely new shade of a colour.
So, what can you do in order to make sure that you’re going to choose the best possible colour for your home interior? Well, the first thing you can do is start letting the architecture guide you in your decision. Then, it is always nice to choose a wall that is self-contained, and then use an accent colour to paint it. Also, using a monochromatic scheme can be a good thing the choosing process.
Moulding is something everyone should use, because it can be used to delineate a space, and then use a colour to to fill in the moulded space. It’s always best to use a three-colour scheme, with one of them on the walls, the other one on the trims, and the third one on the ceiling.