There has been a decided switch recently from using traditional, quieter interior color schemes to trying out bold, brighter hues. This is partly due to the fact that interior painting has become a truly expressive process. Sure, there are still “rules” and suggested guidelines for style and color combinations, but ultimately personal preference and expression is ruling the day.
What does this look like? Well, it means that more and more homeowners are stepping outside their comfort zones and trying out bolder, stronger looks. And paint manufacturers are keeping up by producing stunning, vibrant options
Trying Out a Bold Interior Paint Color
You might be thinking that this all sounds well and good, but isn’t it reserved more for the design experts? It’s really not! You can find inspiration by viewing a site like Houzz.com, and browsing through their examples of bold interior colors.
It also is hugely worthwhile to talk to a painting professional near you, creating a strategy and style that works for your home.
As you work through the process and weigh your options, here are a few ideas to keep in mind that will help ease you into the world of brighter, more pronounced colors:
Accent wall – This can be a fun, less-committed way to try out your idea. Paint just a wall or two with your unique color of choice. It can have a striking effect, and it’s also a good way to make an interesting architectural feature stand out.
Built-ins – Do you have recessed cabinetry or shelving? Try either painting the shelving itself or the walls behind it with a stronger, brighter color than is found elsewhere in the room. This is also a stylish way to showcase any decorations that may be on display.
White accents – To make your wall color choice even more pronounced, frame it by painting your trim a crisp, clean white.
Play with the reverse – Rather than frame your wall colors with white trim, you also can turn things upside down by painting your trim a bolder color and keeping your walls lighter.
This strategy also can be used to connect the color scheme of multiple rooms. Simply match the trim colors from room to room and the link is created.