Choosing A Paint Color For Your Living Room in Phoenix, AZ
One of the most important areas of our homes is our living room – this is a space where we can lounge around, invite guests, or have a comfortable night with family or loved ones.
If you have been noticing that your living room seems drab lately, and it just doesn’t spark the same joy as it did, then maybe it’s time that you plan for a living room painting project.
And in any painting project, one of the most important decisions that you’ll have to make would be choosing a paint color.
So, if you’d like assistance or help in choosing a paint color for your latest painting project, here’s something you will find helpful.
Here’s an article about Choosing A Paint Color For Your Living Room.
1. See The Lighting Present In The Space
When you are choosing a paint color for your living room, one of the first (and most important) things that you’ll have to consider in your decision would be the lighting present in the space.
Lighting is a highly influential factor in your paint color choice because it will eventually affect the way your paint color will look once it is painted on your surface.
Depending on the kind of lighting present, your paint color could either end up looking shades darker or lighter, richer/deeper or paler than it was, warmer or cooler, or even reveal some undertones that initially weren’t there when you first checked it out!
So, to ensure that you’ll be getting results the way you exactly anticipated, you should make sure to check paint samples under the lighting of your living room.
This way, you can see how the lighting present there affects your choice of paint color, and you can decide accordingly.
Better yet, you could do a test paint on a small portion of your living room, so you can see how it goes with the lighting in your living room and when it is painted on your surface!
2. Examine The Colors Surrounding The Space
Another thing that you will have to consider when you are choosing a paint color for your living room would be the colors surrounding the space.
This is important because essentially, you would want to end up with a paint color that goes well with its surroundings, for an overall cohesive appeal.
It will be so much better (and lesser hassle) to adjust your paint color choice than to rearrange and adjust your whole living room setup to match your paint color choice.
If you’re confused about which paint color goes well with which, you can look at color palettes and mood boards fully available online, or better yet, contact or reach out to a local paint professional to help you in choosing.
3. Consider A Theme In Mind
When you’re painting your living room, having a theme in mind also goes a long way.
Having a theme in mind when you are choosing a paint color gets you to narrow down your paint color choices, since having a theme will require a specific set of colors that will help achieve it.
There are so many themes you could apply to your living room just fully available online; just look up living room themes or interior inspirations!
Feel free to skim through the results until you find something that you will absolutely love!
4. Make Sure That You Personally Like The Color
Lastly, in choosing a paint color, you will want to make sure that you personally like the color.
It is no secret that a painting project can get especially expensive, and it requires so much time and commitment until completion, so in choosing a paint color for your living room, you should make sure that this color is something that you will like in the long run.
It’ll be hard to jump to another repainting project sooner than you expected because you suddenly realized that you don’t like the color that you initially chose – it just doubles your time and expense, and an overall hassle.
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Jim Bailey was born and raised in the High Desert of California. While earning his BA in Urban Studies and Planning at UC San Diego, he started painting houses in the summer and has yet to look back.
After a few years in California, Jim moved to Austin, Texas, where he and his team would paint several hundred homes across that large state a year. A need to get closer to family, west coast beaches and mountains brought him to Phoenix in 2004.
Since moving to Phoenix, Jim has continued his work as a house painter – but with a new focus on building lifelong relationships and raving fans. For Jim, this starts with community service. As a team, they love taking nominations for someone who needs painting but cannot afford it and just taking care of it for them!