The Effects of Your Color Choices

As adults, we’re constantly bombarded with choices. What should you wear today? What should you order for lunch? Or should you sign up for that fitness membership? In addition to these simple choices, we also have to decide on more major things: what is the best insurance company? Who should I vote for? And what is the best way to improve my home?

If you’re asking any of those first questions, we won’t be much help. However, if your quarry is similar to the question about home updates, this blog is for you, and you’re definitely not alone. Homeowners are always needing to keep up with the best ways to increase their property value and there are certainly lots of ways to do that.

One of the best and most sensible ways to show your home some love is to give it a fresh coat of paint. Depending on what you’re going for when you hire your painters, the results of your paint job can completely transform your space. With the clever use of color, you can make a room appear larger, cleaner, more sophisticated, more modern, more cheerful and so much more! Don’t believe us? Continue reading below to get a feel for what your color choice can do for your home. In this two-part blog series, we’ll take a look at some of the best ways to achieve your desired effect with nothing more than fresh paint.

To Make a Space Appear Larger

Rooms that are too small can feel confining and uncomfortable. Yourself, your family, and your guests may even start to feel claustrophobic. There are plenty of great tricks to make your room appear larger, but did you know that your smart use of color can actually make a room feel and appear larger? This is largely due how color reacts to light. It is widely known that darker colors absorb light and lighter colors reflect it. With this in mind, you can actually use lighter colors in a small or medium-sized room to make it feel larger because they help create a more lit space. Great color choices to make if your desired effect is a larger looking room are:

  • White
  • Off-white
  • Soft yellow
  • Cream

Bonus Tip: In addition to using paint to make a room feel bigger, consider implementing a few tricks. Adding more or better lighting can instantly increase the feel of a room’s size and can partner with your light paint choice to open up your space. Cutting down on clutter in your small room will also do amazing things in the space department. Too many wall hangings, too much furniture, or an abundance of rugs and curtains will only have a negative effect on your goal of making your room feel larger.

To Make a Space Feel More Modern

There are so many ways to modernize your home with the use of clever colors. Since most homes are built with a standard color throughout, any trendy or unique colors that you see on your walls were most likely added by the previous owner. The issue with trendy painting is, of course, the very real possibility that your color choice will be irrelevant or obtuse in a few short years. If you’re ok with the chance that you may need to paint again soon, choosing a trending paint color is definitely your cup of tea. Here are some of the trendiest paint colors for your 2018 Vancouver home.

  • Sage – We love sage because even though the color is muted, it is yet never boring.
  • Purples and Violets – These colors are popular choices right now and will make your space feel bold and fun.
  • Deep Red – The use of red in your home can be powerful. In fact, the color red has been known to bring about feelings of happiness in people.
  • Blush – Adding soft pinks to your rooms can instantly make them feel sweet and fresh.
  • Turquoise – This bold color is fresh but not overbearing.
  • Olive – Remember when olive green was a staple of the seventies? Well, it’s back and we’re in love.
  • Navy Blue – This color choice is definitely one of our favorites. It gives your space a sophisticated and modern feel that your guests will rave about.

Bonus Tip: If you’re looking for additional ways to modernize your space, consider updating your lighting fixtures, furniture, or decor.

The colors you choose to adorn your home can play a huge role in how it looks and feels. Whether you’re trying to create the look of space that isn’t actually there or modernize a room that needs a revamp, paint can be your very best friend. Make sure that you do your research and have a game plan that you’re happy with. Stay tuned for part two of our blog series in which we’ll discuss a few more ways to use color to your home’s greatest advantage.

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