One simple way to inject more personality into your living room is with a simple coat of paint.
Your living room space may be formal, with subtle colors, or casual. Let it reflect the personality of your family through your selection of furnishings, fabrics, accessories and paint colors. Your living room may also connect or link to other areas in your home. Use your paint color to create continuity by extending wall or accent colors into adjoining spaces.
Choosing a bright paint color for your living room walls and pairing it with neutral living room colors can bring energy to a space without being too overwhelming.
Here are some great notes you need to know to pick out a great color for your home.
Pick the Right tone Using the Psychology of Color- In order to make the most of your space, it’s important to understand the effect each color has on a person’s mood. To pick colors that set the right tones for your home.
Select the Right Primer- Primers are formulated to prepare an area for painting by sealing pores, preventing stains and knots and creating a uniform surface.
Choose Between Oil and Latex Paint- When it comes to choosing the right paint for your home, there are two base options: oil and latex. Oil-based paint- takes longer to dry allowing you more working time, covers more in one coat and goes on smoother than latex paint. Latex-based paint- Is made primarily of water, which means it dries faster, doesn’t yellow over time, is better for the environment and is easily cleaned up with soap and water.
Pick the Right Finish for Your Room- Once you’ve decided on a paint, you’ll have to pick the appropriate sheen or glossiness of the paint, people usually use a lower sheen on walls and higher sheen on trim.
Match the Applicator to the Paint- Selecting the proper applicator for your paint job is just as important as the paint itself. There are two types of brush bristles: natural and synthetic. Natural brushes, made with animal hair, are best used with oil-based paint. Synthetic brushes, which are made from nylon or polyester, should always be used with latex-based paint.
Rollers are fast and easy to use, making them excellent for large surfaces. Like brushes, you should only use synthetic fibers for late.
Pads and sponges hold less paint than brushes and rollers, but are especially helpful with cutting corners and painting areas where walls and ceilings meet.