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Go Bold: A Homeowner's Guide to Painting with Bright Colors

Last updated 5 years ago

Intense paint colors don’t have to overpower a room. In fact, when used effectively, a bold paint color scheme can add depth and personality to a room, transforming it from drab to exciting for a great value. The following information will help you familiarize yourself with the basics of painting with bright colors.

Making Sure a Color Works
When testing out a paint color in a room, remember that small color chips don’t always give you a good indication of the color fit. Instead, you may want to paint a big piece of cardboard or wood and put it up against the wall of a room to see how it looks.

Working with Dark Red
Red is one of the most vibrant colors you can use in a room. Painting with deep red will make a room more energetic, enlivening any furniture you have in the room. If you want to increase the amount of energy you have in a certain room, using deep red paint is an excellent choice.

Employing Bright Yellow
A bright, sunshine yellow is another great color to use. But the key to pulling this look off is to choose the right furniture, artwork, and accessories to complement the yellow. Locate a piece of art with the color of yellow you have in mind to see which colors might go well with it.

Using Dark Colors
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that dark colors make a room feel smaller, because they actually do the opposite. Dark colors mask the corners of a room, which makes the walls look like they have receded.

Applying a Natural Color Scheme
Some of the best color combinations are the ones found in the great outdoors. For instance, blending a forest-green paint with furniture made from dark-brown wood will give the room a cozy, natural feel.

If you want to paint a room with bold colors, call the interior painting experts at Browder Painting Company. Located in San Luis Obispo, we work on both commercial and residential painting projects. Call us at (805) 544-0547 or visit our website to learn more about how we can add personality to any room in your home.


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