Choosing a paint color for the interior of your home or business can sometimes be very difficult. With the help from Rayco and our color team, we want to make your interior painting simple and stress-free. Below are some tips and a slide show of very popular and modern paint colors that can give you a head start in selecting your color.
Reference Existing Colors and Accents
Before you do your research, you’ll need to refer to your fabric, carpet, tile, wallpaper, and trim samples. A lot of times these things will determine what your final paint color is.
Warm or Cool?
Colors are often referred to as “warm” and “cool.” Tans, reds, and browns are considered “warm” colors, while blues, greens, and violet are thought to be “cool.”
Trim Color is Key
Most of the time, you’ll select a shade of white or off-white for the moldings, doors, and windows. But there are literally hundreds of whites to choose from. If you have a warm color palette, choose an off-white (i.e Kelly Moore Frost or Navajo White) for all the trim, this brings everything together. If your color palette is on the cooler side go for a crisp white. (Kelly Moore Swiss Coffee or Acoustic White)
Choose the Paint Finish for the Job
Interior paint finishes is an important decision. Most interior painting projects have multiple paint finishes. The sheen order is as follows: Semi-Gloss/Satin/Eggshell/Flat. Flat finishes hide wall imperfections, but glossier finishes will reflect more light. Glossier finishes will clean better and are recommended for trim and wet rooms.
Remember the Light
Paint colors will vary under different lights. Compare the paint chip under natural light, fluorescent light and even the new LED lights. When all else fails, purchase a few color samples to paint test patches. Ask your Rayco estimator how we can help you with this.