4 Common Paint Colour Mistakes

When you are painting the inside of your home, whether it’s the whole interior or just one room, there are a lot of things to consider. Price of the paint and the tools you need to complete the job come into it of course, but perhaps the most important is the colour. With that in mind, there are common paint colour mistakes and most people make at least one of them. Familiarize yourself with the top four paint colour mistakes and make sure it doesn’t happen to you!

Colour Overload

Sometimes you can use too much colour in a space without realizing it. For instance, while neutral is a great way to start off a space, too much neutral can render it boring. But in the same vein, too much variety can overwhelm people, start to clash, et cetera. It is important to strike a good balance between the dominant, secondary, and accent colours.

No Knowledge Of Colour Wheel

Colours on opposite sides pf the colour wheel, while they are contrasting, also work really well together! A lack of knowledge about tricks like this surrounding the colour wheel does two things. The first, of course, is not taking advantage of the tricks like using contrasting colours. The second is actually pairing colours that really do not work well, even if you think they might. It isn’t just the main colours, but also the shades!

Too Much Matching

Yes, matching is great. But this is only to a certain extent! If you try too match too much in your space, you can actually blend things into each other too much, but also make a nice colour displeasing to the eye. Contrasts and variations are important!

Not Considering The Space

Not every colour scheme is going to work in every space. For instance, although black paint can be a sharp choice, it won’t work without good, natural lighting (e.g. it can make the space look smaller). Even though white paint can increase the size of a space, it can also make a room look dirty if it doesn’t have lots of light. You need to look at your specific space before deciding on any paint colour. What will work? What won’t?

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