One of the most challenging decisions concerning décor is choosing paint colors. The color of your walls can either be a focal point of a room or an understatement and shading and lighting can instantly transform the hue of your paint color, for worse or for better.
Before settling on a paint color for your room or residence, there are some important rules and considerations to observe.
The Challenges of Selecting Paint Colors
Finding a color you will enjoy for years is a perplexing endeavor.
Colors appear different in cans of paint or on paint swatches than they do on the walls of your residence. You may think you found the perfect color, only to be disappointed once you apply it to your walls.
For example, light colors can display darker on surfaces and bright colors can appear darker and more intense on large surfaces. Once painted, certain colors can turn flat, while others convey movement.
Some colors are also more difficult to assess than others. Once, when choosing a yellow paint color for a bedroom, I had the room painted three different times.
The first time, the yellow paint appeared as an ashy yellow and the second time, the yellow paint glowed green from the room, similar to a neon bulb or a “Ghostbusters” scene.
On the third and final occasion, the yellow paint was applied to the wall and white paint was added to the yellow color to dilute the hue. Thus, the color was made custom in a sense and virtually impossible to repeat at that juncture.
Fortunately, now paint colors can be assessed at paint stores and matched with relative ease.
When selecting paint colors, be aware that superior paint appears differently in different areas, although the paint color may be identical. Shading and light affect color as well, thus making the paint color selection process even more problematic.
Paint Color Tips
There are standard rules of thumb when choosing paint colors and those rules apply to all colors.
Choose Light Colors For Small Rooms
To increase a room size, utilize lighter colored paint and larger furniture, as that creates a feeling of spaciousness.
Select Darker Colors To Minimize The Size Of The Room
If you want to create a cozier feel in an oversized room, utilize darker or medium hues.
Choose Paint Colors You Are Inherently Drawn Toward
There are 16.7 million colors in the world and C Color has classified thousands of these colors into four Spectrums. Each C Color Spectrum has a base that was created with one of the primary colors of blue, yellow and red.
The C Color ideology is based on a color gene within your DNA. You are born with innate preferences toward colors. When you choose the colors from your C Color Spectrum, you are following an inherent genetic trait.
If you are a Spectrum 1, the colors that you are inherently attracted to will have a cool blue ash base. If the colors that you choose for your paint colors contain the cool blue ash base, the colors will always appeal to you. Therefore, the colors will stand the test of time.
The above is true for the three remaining C Color Spectrums as well. The base of C Color Spectrum 2 is cool blue, the base of C Color Spectrum 3 is warm yellow and the base of C Color Spectrum 4 is warm red/green.
You will never tire of the colors within your C Color Spectrum. Rather, you will feel energized and alive in your living spaces.
Take The C Color Quiz To Identify Your Innate Color Preferences
To determine your C Color Spectrum, simply take the five minute C Color Quiz.The C Color Quiz is simple, quick and effective and determines to which of the four C Color Spectrums you belong. Subsequently, the C Color App aids you in identifying your optimal colors.
The objective of C Color is to remind you of the colors that you preferred as a child, prior to being influenced by outside sources.
Following your intuition can be counter intuitive if you have not been taught that you were born with color knowledge.
However, choosing the perfect paint colors can be effortless with C Color, as all colors in your C Color Spectrum follow your innate DNA color trait.
Select 3 To 4 Colors For Your Palette
Once you have determined your C Color Spectrum, choose 3 to 4 colors that you intuitively prefer, thereby creating the palette for your paint and interiors.
Verify Your Colors Using The C Color App
Whether you understand the base of your C Color Spectrum or not is irrelevant.
The C Color App is programmed to your C Color Spectrum. In other words, the C Color App does the work for you. When shopping at your local paint store, utilize the C Color App once you have found swatches of the colors that appeal to you.
Take a photo of the paint colors chosen to be identified and let the C Color App immediately confirm whether or not the colors are within your C Color Spectrum. The C Color App, as your personal C Color Consultant, makes it simple for you to live in your optimal color environment.
Test Paint Swatches In Multiple Areas Of The Room
A large, bright window or a dark crevice can change the appearance of your paint color. Apply paint samples to areas that receive different levels of lighting to be sure that you truly prefer the hue.
The Power Of Color In Your Home And Everyday Surroundings
The correct colors not only improve the look of a room, but also enable you to look, think, feel, act, learn and heal your best.
The optimal colors can enhance your appearance, enable you to think more clearly, produce feelings of well being, motivate you to act your best, facilitate in absorbing new concepts more readily and distinctly and aid you in healing.
Be color fearless and utilize and surround yourself with the colors from your C Color Spectrum, as that will create positive energy for you.
Download the C Color App and take the C Color Quiz, once available.