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Interior Painting Omaha, NE: What to Consider When Choosing Wall Colors

October 2nd, 2019 | 2 min read

By Bill Carlson

Interior Painting Omaha, NE: What to
Consider When Choosing Wall Colors

Considering interior painting in Omaha,
Nebraska? Choosing home interior paint color is one of the most exciting and
yet overwhelming tasks you will face. Choosing the right paint color can boost
the aesthetic appeal, and by extension, the value of your property.

If you’re considering selling your home
any time soon, choosing widely appealing colors can help you sell it quickly at
a higher price. If you’re having trouble settling on the best colors for your
home interior, below are some considerations and insights to jog up your
imaginations. Have a look;

1.   Get Inspired By The Colors In The Prints

The print fabric is one of the best
sources of color inspirations. Throw pillows, bedding, and even table linens
can provide you with paint color ideas because they already have the colors
that you love. If you’re developing a dramatic accent wall, choose the boldest
color in print.

Want to create a subtle look in your
living room? Pick the color in the small details of your fabric. When picking
the colors at the paint store, consider taking a fabric swatch and view the
color in context at home before committing.

2.   Get Inspired By the Artwork

Just like the fabric print, you can draw
color inspiration from dominant artwork and décor items in your home. Most
artists have mastered the art of using color and light to create interesting
color schemes. If any color in the artwork catches your attention, consider
incorporating it in your interior color palette too. You can also choose
complementary colors from the same work of art.

3.   Try a Lighter or Darker Shade

If you love the current interior color
but still want something new, you don’t necessarily have to abandon it. For a
slight variation, consider a lighter or darker shade of the same color. Many
paint strips arrange colors in gradual shades that can guide you. Also, you can
ask the paint store to customize the paint color for you by either making it
lighter or darker by percentages.

4.   Sample Paint Colors Before Committing

Interior painting can be a major
commitment, especially if you’re painting the entire interior. You don’t want
to be stuck for years with a color that is not ‘quite right’. Always sample any
paint color you’re considering.

Paint color applied on the wall can
sometimes look a little different from what you saw on the color strip. That is
especially if you don’t have experience and a keen eye for color. Request the
paint store to do a fabric swatch for you or get some samples and try them on a
small part of the wall before committing.

5.   Choose The Right Sheen

Paint sheen is the shininess that the
paint gives off after it has been applied to a surface. The general rule of
thumb is, the shinier the paint, the darker the paint color. Glossier paints
often give off an uncomfortable glare when applied in brighter colors.

Also, glossier paints are generally
easier to clean, and they can withstand scrubbing and regular washing. The only
downside is they’re not good at hiding dirt and surface imperfections. Glossier
paints are best suited for the bathroom and kitchen. On the other hand, the
lower sheen paints don’t hold up to regular washing and may be suitable for
low-traffic areas such as the bedroom.

Bottom Line

When choosing a paint color, consider
drawing inspiration from your favorite colors and other surrounding colors.
Before committing to particular paint color, always test it first and keep the
paint sheen in mind while at it.

If you need any professional help with
exterior home painting in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can
help. We have years of experience and a long list of happy clients.

To get started with us, book a FREE estimate below or call us on 402-932-9764 for more

Bill Carlson

Bill is the owner and operator of Brush & Roll Painting.