Advice and Tips for Painting Your House

Painting your house is a fast and easy way to revitalize your home’s tired exterior or transform any room in your house. It can be quite a daunting task when deciding what type of paint color and finish to use when painting the exterior or interior of your home. Below, I’ve come up with several different paint colors and finishes that you may consider when painting your house, as well as descriptions highlighting each color’s best attributes.

Paint Finishes

Paint comes in a number of finishes, each suited to various purposes. You may want to consult a professional or a designer to find the right finish for every room of your home and bring out your home’s inner beauty.

Flat finish: This is typically used in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms because it does not reflect light.

Gloss finish: This reflects light and is frequently used on areas of your home where you want to reflect light or accentuate parts of your home such as the trim

Satin/eggshell: This reflects a small amount of light and is typically great for hallways and common areas that you want to brighten up a little

Semi-gloss finish: A slightly less reflective gloss coating that is easy to clean. Often used in kitchens and bathrooms.

Paint Colors

Equally as important as the finish is the colors you would like to use. Again, if you’re not sure about which colors will work in various areas of your home, it might be helpful to consult a professional. In general, bright colors like red and orange will make rooms feel more cozy, whereas cooler colors like blue and green will tend to help open up a room.

White: Surprisingly, a bright white will help open up a room and make it feel a bit bigger. You can also use it as a backdrop or accent to other more dominant colors.

Red: This is a very bold color that can really brighten up a room especially if used in conjunction with other colors.

Blue: Tends to be a very soothing color that can help bring some calm to your bedroom, bathroom or other areas of the house intended to be quiet and relaxing.

Always remember, you can always paint over a wall if you don’t like its color or finish. You change your paint colors as often as you like and it’s a cheap.

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Justin H Krutz