Painting the walls can make all the difference in the world!
We all love our homes to look fresh, bright and clean. And we get disappointed and frustrated when they look shabby, well-worn and old. Too, if you are putting your house up for sale, you will really want to make your home clean and attractive.
The best way to rejuvenate and restore your home’s interior and make it look fresh again is to have it re-painted. Once your walls get painted, the entire house will lighten up again and give the rooms a breath of fresh air. If you want your house to be more marketable and increase its market value, you should know what type of paint is suitable for most buyers. And if you just want a totally different look of your house from your previous paint colors, here are some tips to consider.
Latex paint is the most common and preferred type of paint used in most houses because of its long lasting effect and ease of clean up. It does not fade easily and there is less blistering of the paint. It is highly recommended for use on walls.
If you want to sell your house, it is highly recommended to paint it using white or off-white color for your walls, so the buyer can easily cover it with his/her color choice This also gives the rooms a clean and brighter appearance.
If you have a playroom for your kids, which usually has high traffic, or your kitchen walls tend to get greasy most of the time, it is best to choose high sheen gloss paint, as you can simply wipe your wall with a damp sponge if it gets dirty.
Basically, we all have different color tastes. There are people who want their homes painted with a soothing and subtle look, and some love an elegant look while others prefer vibrant colors to make their homes vibrant as well.
If you want a soothing and subtle appearance, apply a monochromatic approach and use the color blue, as it is soothing to the eye. It can look good in your bedroom or bathroom, for that peaceful and serene feeling. Lighter colors such as pink, soft yellow, lavender, or light blue are excellent choices under this category.
If you are the type of a person who goes for elegance, opt for neutral shades such as garnet, mahogany, and rust. You can transform a simple bedroom into an elegant space by opting for contrasting hues of neutral colors like brownish red on the trim and almond hints on walls. These types of colors give you more flexibility in changing the mood inside a room.
There are people who go for more vibrant and glamorous colors such as gold, dark purple, red, and orange. You can also combine red and black if you want your room to stand out, much like an Oriental look.
You can experiment with your color combinations and choose which among them really suits your taste and can make you happier and keep you more positive in life. If you are unsure of what color to paint your walls, ask professional painters or designers, as they are knowledgeable in this field.