Whether you’re building a new house or renovating an old house, it’s important to keep in mind the paint colors you’ll use in each room. Color helps define interiors and sets the mood of each respective room.


What Paint Color Should You Choose?


1. Make Sure To Curate a Color Scheme That Matches the Aesthetic


Something to keep in mind when choosing a color among the thousands that exist out there, keep in min that there really are only seven colors on the paint spectrum. These colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violent (i.e. the colors of the original rainbow).


Select three colors from an existing object in the room, such as the pillow on your sofa or a painting. Find three sample strips with those colors, and then you’ll have anywhere from fifteen to eighteen colors to use.


Choose one of the three paint colors for your wall and incorporate the other two colors in furnishings or fabric.


2. Match the Color to the Feeling of Your Room


Color psychology is very much a real thing. This is why it’s important to choose a paint color based on how you want the room to make you feel.


As a general rule of thumb, social rooms like kitchens and living rooms do well to be painted warm colors like certain yellows or a coral; whereas private rooms like bedrooms and bathrooms look great with cooler hues like sky-blue or ice gray.