Paint Color Schemes for Your Home
color makes it easier to choose the perfect paint colors for your home. Studies have shown that
colors impact emotion, appetite and our perception
Painting a small room with dark colors makes
a room appear smaller in size, while painting that same room
in bright colors makes it appear taller and bigger in size.
colors: Dark Greens, Blues, Purple, Violet
- Shades of blue are perfect for a bedroom because blue makes us feel relaxed and at peace. Blue-grey and
grey are also popular color trends for bedrooms. Many of our customers paint their whole interior
Warm colors: Yellows, Light Greens, Orange, Red - Warm colors are lively, energetic
and hot. Red is good for a living room and as as accent wall. Red is great for a dining
area. Yellow is a popular kitchen paint color. It's cheery and used often in
The following paint color schemes below will make it
easier for you to choose and arrange colors in your home. We can also help you choose the best paint
colors for your project by showing you color samples that are popular with our Mchenry County
The complementary scheme uses two colors directly opposite of each other on the
color wheel. One way to incorporate this scheme with paint is to use one of the colors
for an accent wall.
The darker color is typically used for
an accent wall, and the lighter color is usually the dominant color used throughout the room. Another option
is to paint a room in one color and the adjacent room its opposite for contrast, or choose a paint color opposite
of your furniture color.
In rooms with chair rail, you can also paint the darker color below the rail
and the lighter color above, which is popular (Example: red above the rail and dark
A split complementary
scheme is similar to the complementary scheme, except it uses three colors, two of which are
complete opposite on the color wheel. The scheme is often used for blending colors together in a faux finish. It
uses a mix of warm and cool colors.
There are different ways to arrange colors using this scheme, but a simple way to do it is
to choose one color for your furniture, a second for the paint and a third
for accessories. Depending on the mood you want to create in a room, you can paint the walls the
lighter or darker color out of the three.
The analogous scheme uses three related
colors neighboring each other on the color wheel. The colors are of similar hues and flow nicely together
in harmony when incorporated into room decor and paint. Choose a dominant color for the paint and the
two remaining colors for room decor and furniture/bedding.
The monochromatic color scheme uses
different shades of one single color. Simply choose different shades of one color on a single paint
swatch. It is common to use this scheme when painting an accent wall in a room. On a swatch,
choose a darker color for an accent wall and two shades lighter for the surrounding walls. Another option
is to create a monochromatic scheme throughout the house by painting each room a different shade. (Example:
different shades of grey, a popular color trend).
If you live in Crystal Lake, Illinois, or
the surrounding area, and need a painter for your house painting project,
give us a call today 847-845-6876. We are happy to talk with you about your painting project and go over
color options with you. You can also request a free estimate online to
arrange an in-home visit. Be sure to also check out recent reviews from our
customers in Mchenry County.