Picking the Right Color: Paint Color Consultations for Exterior and Interior Painting
Not sure which colors are right for your painting project? You don’t have to go it alone. Instead of trying to pick and choose your colors through trial and error, consider setting up a paint color consultation.
During a paint color consultation, experts help you pick the colors that are right for you and your project. The color specialists at Heiler Painting look beyond what is trending and learn about your taste to help you find a look that is on-trend yet timeless, and that seamlessly complements your style.
A new coat of paint is one of the easiest home improvement projects you can tackle. A good paint job can not only change the entire look of any room but is also a low-time, low-budget commitment. You can paint an average-sized room in a single weekend. Plus, you can complete most single-room projects for just a few hundred dollars, depending on the size of the space and whether you need to buy tools as well.
It can, however, be daunting to decide which color to choose for your paint job. You want a new look, but also one that makes you feel comfortable and at home. How do you shake it up without straying from colors that you love?
It can be easy to go with today’s trends. For example, pale grays have been in style for several years. Additionally, every paint brand introduces a new color palette each year; these palettes highlight trending colors and show which colors complement one another. While these looks can be fabulous, they may not be personalized to your tastes.
This is where a color consultant can help. A color consultant doesn’t just suggest a few paint colors. Instead, they look at your project and ask you specific questions about your preferences. Some of the factors the color consultant may consider include your existing decorating style, the style of your home, the colors in your neighborhood, and the shape of your home.
Home shape and style can be very important. Some housing styles work well with vibrant colors, pastels, or high-contrast color combinations. (Victorian homes fall into this category.) Even if you love those colors, however, they may not be well-suited to other styles of homes. By the same token, sticking to a more traditional color palette can flatten out certain styles of homes. Your color consultants are going to look at your house, either virtually or in-person to determine how these factors affect your project.
For exteriors, your color consultants are also going to look at your garden, yard, and landscaping. Different color combinations can highlight your landscaping, which is important if you’re showing off gorgeous blooms. On the other hand, if your landscaping is non-descript, your consultant may choose bolder colors to offer brightness to your home.
For the interior, your taste is extremely important. Some people love bright colors, others love neutral colors, and still others like intense, rich colors. Understanding your tastes can help our consultants determine which colors work well for you.
They will also look at the existing colors in your homes. No matter how gorgeous a color might look in a certain room, it will leave an imperfect result if it crashes with existing colors in the home. A color consultant can help you tweak the look you want to blend into your current décor.
Color consultants also consider the psychology of color. If you’ve ever heard that color impacts your mood, then you understand how important picking the right color can be. You may love a certain color in one room of your house, but find that it simply does not fit the mood you want in another room.
Our specialists can also help two people create a shared vision. Oftentimes, when people are tackling a painting project, different family members have different opinions about color choice. It can be challenging to come up with colors that everyone will love. However, a color consultant can help you overcome those hurdles.
Our consultants don’t just consider one person’s taste. Instead, they listen to the input from all of the decision-makers and present color combinations and palettes that appeal to everyone. That may sound impossible, but one of the greatest things about colors is that you can change the hue, saturation, and tone to create different feelings. Even seemingly small changes can go a long way to changing the feel of a project, helping to find a look that makes everyone happy.
Consultants can also help you navigate trends. If you follow color, then you know that Pantone has a color of the year. You will see designers in all types of artwork, including home paints, basing color palettes on that tone. In addition, trends impact the color combinations that paint manufacturers highlight.
Our consultants learn about you to determine whether or not you are open to trends. How frequently do you paint your home? If you repaint every few years, then you should embrace trends. However, if you only paint every few decades, you will want to avoid trendy colors and stick with colors that can grow with you for years to come.
Don’t worry if this sounds complicated. Our color consultants have years of experience helping people pick the right color combinations for their homes. They consider all of these factors, so you don’t have to.
If you want professional help picking the right colors for your project, contact us. Whether your project is big or small, our specialists can help you find the right colors for you. We will provide you with professional renderings that help you envision what the project will look like once it is completed. We provide you with several different options so that you can choose the one that is right for you.