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Color Selection – Choosing The Best When It Comes To Home Painting

Have you ever found yourself in a conundrum of choosing the right color when you start the intense journey of house painting? Which color goes where and the complementary colors are to go in which parts of the room?

Let’s start by focusing for a while on the importance of color theory and how learning it can make life much easier in the long run. Color theory and its components often skip the notice at times and do not appear in full view to the onlooker, but truly they make up the entire aesthetic and quality of the composition. To avoid many mishaps that can occur by pairing for example incorrect undertones and such, read through this article as we explain everything in clear terms.

When we talk about Art, we consider color as generally the most important aspect even for psychological impacts. But in fact, it Value that is much more significant in terms of determining the path a painting will take. It determines the majestic elements of a painting on a much larger scale than color itself does. For example, you are looking at two swatches of purple that look to be the same, but have different values. On a bigger wall, this difference will be much more visible and can instantly effect the mood and outcome of the results. For the most part, these aspects are handled by the professionals that paint your home. But, it is better to learn as much as you can by yourself so that in some small projects or even big ones, you can give your input on a much serious note. At Muncie Custom Painting Pros, we guide our customers fully about the aspects that go into the lengthy process of color selection and comparison. We also listen to your preferences and guide you in any area where you might need help.

Furthermore, it is important to learn that same hues also have differing values that are known as shades and tints. The shades are made by adding black and tints are made by adding white into a color. Value, is a simple concept of the degree of whiteness or blackness present in an object on the scale of white to black. The lowest value is pf color black and the highest of color white. For example, a light pink has a higher value than a dark pink, which has a lower value.

Why should you consider Value for Home Painting?

Art is universal. It’s properties such as value, shades and tints are applicable not just on canvases but on walls of your house as well. Nothing can be ignored or undervalued when it comes to home painting. In order to correctly determine the structural element of your wall paintings, you need value, not hues.

It is not to say that hues and colors are not of any importance, as color is the most renowned element for psychological effects as mood and such. Value is for giving a direction, therefore, it is of high importance as is. In case of absence of value, the walls can seem out of space and odd.

The Color Wheel

Red, Blue and Yellow are the Primary Colors. Upon mixing Yellow and Red, you get Orange. By mixing Yellow and Blue you get Green, and lastly by mixing Red and Blue you get Purple. Orange, Green and Purple are Secondary colors. Complementary colors are placed opposite to one another on the color wheel. For example, yellow and purple are complementary, and orange and blue as well and so on. By using this theory, you can look at tints and hues of these complementary colors and see in depth how neutral and bold they can be depending on what you want. From this, you can make neutrals as well.

For exterior of a house, we recommend neutral tones as they are a classic and of high standard. They are also in trend for the next 10 years. Interior spaces can be anything keeping in mind the size of the rooms as well. Light tones can expand a small room, and dark tones can bring the cozy vibes to a bigger one.

It is obvious that a company always requires your input on what color you want your home to be, therefore, you must have knowledge of these crucial things to decide that. Even if you need further advanced advice, even going for the first selection with prior knowledge about color theory and complementary colors can help a lot.

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