When you are designing your home you should be cognizant of the colors that you introduce to your layout. Researching color theory can help you determine the color and moods you want your home to emulate. 

Keep reading to learn more about colors and moods before you choose your paint colors. 

Define the Purpose of the Space 

Establishing what moods and emotions you want to be captured in a room begins with establishing its purpose. You should ask yourself how the space will be used and who will be using the space. 

You can select a warm color or light tint to make a space feel energized. If you want your home to seem like a calm place to relax you can lean towards cooler colors. If you are looking for a cozy feeling you may opt to utilize dark and moody colors. 

Knowing the purpose of a room will help you to decide what you want the room to express. You can know if you want to move towards cooler or warmer colors by making this determination. 

Understanding Shades and Tints 

Shades and tints affect a color’s relative saturation. Developing a strong understanding of shades and tints allows you to take a base color pallet and easily adjust it based on a room’s lighting. 

In color theory, a tint is the color of a mixture with white. This increases the lightness of a color. A shade is when a color is mixed in combination with black. This darkens the color.   

Pick a Color Scheme

If you can familiarize yourself with the color wheel you will gain an understanding of what colors will best compliment your permanent fixtures and accent decorations. 

When you begin to map your color scheme you need to decide whether you want to use monochromatic, analogous, complementary, or triadic colors. These different pairings will help you build a beautiful color scheme for your home. 

Monochromatic refers to using different shades of the same hue. Analogous colors are right next to one another on the color wheel. 

A complementary color pallet utilizes colors that are opposite of one another on the color wheel. Triadic pallets form a triangle on the color wheel. These are great solutions if you want colorful and contrasting elements in your space. 

Try Out Samples

When you have picked out your ideal pallet it is necessary that you bring home paint samples. The slight nuances of paint colors may not lead you to a clear choice until you put paint on the wall. Paint colors will appear different once they have dried on a wall. 

Don’t waste your time and money on painting a room until you absolutely know which color you want. Investing in a wide range of paint samples can save you a lot. Repainting a room can be expensive and a huge waste of time. 

Utilize Color and Moods to Paint Your Home 

You can ensure that you have a beautiful home by utilizing color psychology to decide the color and moods you want your home to emulate. As you paint the house it is necessary to be diligent as you pick your paint options. 

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