When you finally decide to repaint your home for the first time, choosing colors for your walls is something that leaves you in great dilemma. First is the fear of switching to ‘color’ from the safe ‘builder’s beige’. Many people give in to this fear and decide to be safe, while other take a bold step to paint their walls with colors that will fill their home with warmth and joy. Just by changing the color of your walls and that of your furniture, you can give an entirely new look to your home. You can change your dull looking furniture to fashion statements with the right wall colors to complement them. But how does one go about choosing that right color.
The first choice is, as said before, to be on the safe side and go with neutral tones like beige or gray. This is the best choice for your first project as you will definitely be at loss if you go through the endless choices that are presented to you. Moreover, these colors will suit any décor and you will always be comfortable and not get bored with it soon. But then, you will have a hard time in selecting the perfect shade from the different shades of beige and grey that will be presented to you when you visit your local home center. To avoid in-store dilemma and mishaps, it is better to be prepared well before you make the final decision.
If you are thinking of a warm and comfortable room with fireplaces and leather sofas with brown shades, then you can start with a beige tone. Next, if your furniture and accessories features a lot of dark shades then it is better to choose a beige tone that has a pink or orange undertone to complement the darker shades. If you want to have a cool and airy ambience, gray tones with icy blue undertones will be best. There are literally hundreds of gray shades with different undertones. Most stores will present you with a swatch of the basic gray with which you can compare the other shades of gray. Some gray will have blue undertones while others might have lavender, green or even pink. Choose one that perfectly matches you décor.
It is easier to find out the existing colors of your furniture and accessories in a room and then choose a wall color to complement or enhance that shade. If your furniture has a cool tone then contrast it with greys that have green or pink undertones. For warm colored accessories you can choose a gray with lavender or blue undertones. But in case you cannot choose between gray and beige, then it is safer and easier to choose shades of green. Just remember that muted tones of any color are safer than their bold counterparts as they blend well with almost all color palates.