How to Harmonize
Interior House Painting Colors

The secret to coordinating interior house painting colors is in the details.

In this tutorial you will learn a few simple tricks and tweaks to how you should choose interior paint colors in order to add more harmony and flow to your home decor.

Tip #1
Don't overuse one color

how to coordinate interior house painting colors

Oftentimes, when people have a favorite color, they tend to use it everywhere and on everything. What happens as a result is the color quickly loses its impact and becomes boring.

To avoid this beginner mistake, make sure that after you choose interior paint colors for the room, you also add contrasts in texture, value (light/dark) and intensity (bright/dull), as well as incorporate complementing accents in a different color.

Tip #2
Don't forget ceilings and trim

interior house painting colors

While wall color is important, ceilings and trim also play a big part in creating a harmonious decor. Most people don't realize that and never think much about picking paint colors for their ceilings. So by default ceilings are always painted with a stark white color - which often looks too harsh.

For a more balanced and professional effect, use the lightest shade of the wall color for painting ceilings and woodwork (flat finish for the ceiling, glossy for the woodwork). Or, you could simply tint the white paint you bought for the trim and ceiling with a tiny bit of the wall color. You will be surprised at what a difference this little tweak will make!

Tip #3
Create a theme with interior house painting colors

creating a color theme

To create harmonious interior color schemes throughout the house and pull it all together, choose a signature color and use it in some way in each room.

For example, you will make it the dominant color in one room (wall color), the secondary color in another (accent wall), the accent color in a third room (woodwork), an accessory color in a forth (small decor items), and so on.

Tip #4
Unify multiple colors

choosing paint colors

If you used different colors to paint each room, the result may get too busy and mismatched.

In order to provide control and unify the house, use neutral tones (beige, tan, off-white, cream) for transitional areas like hallways. This will help to "reset" the eye, visually separate spaces, and prevent color clashes between rooms.

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