5 tips to choose wall paints
Colours on walls are a powerful tool to create a sense of flow in your home. Inspiration can come from anywhere when you are choosing wall paints for your home. There is an abundance of interior wall paint colours to choose from, and while we might often go through wall paint design dilemmas while designing or renovating our homes, here are 5 easy tips for choosing the perfect wall paints for your humble abode.
1. Find inspiration
Make magazines, catalogues, and Pinterest your best friends and compile your research and ideas in one place. Spend some time with a colour wheel, check in with some evergreen trends or go back and look into history – you must always keep some room for experiment. The brightest of wall paint design and wall paint combination ideas often come from the most banal household objects.
2. Match your house’s furniture to the wall paint colour scheme
In order to establish a colour theme throughout your home and ensure that your interior wall paint colours are not incompatible with the colour of your furniture, some matching is required. To do this, you can paint a small poster and hold it up against your furniture to ensure that the colours do not clash. For instance, check out our ready-made wall paint combinations for the living room and bedroom to make certain that your rooms look perfectly colour coordinated!
3. Use testers
Testers are truly worth purchasing as it is better to test the paint on your walls first and buy later as opposed to buying gallons of paint and having it all put to waste.
Buy testers in different colours and shades so that you can paint little segments of the colours on walls in order to see how the colour looks at a particular time of the day. Painting your house in a colour that appeals to your eyes at all times is extremely important, and testers help you do just that. Moreover, the leftover tester samples are great for a few nuanced finishing touches to your walls.
4. Balance it out
Complementary colours lie opposite to each other on the colour wheel, and these are perfect if you want a contrast in your wall colour tones. For instance, blue walls would look fantastic in the backdrop of an orange couch as they lie on the opposite end of the spectrum. For more ready-made wall paint combinations, check out for several interior wall paint design ideas at Indigo Paints.
Further, if your furniture is dark coloured, you can paint the wall above it in a light neutral colour in order to create a contrast and draw the eye upwards. Painting with neutral colours is also a great idea as there aren’t a lot of colours that clash with white or grey. Bold colours often look good in the bathroom as everything else is already neutral. You can also use different shades of the same colour to bring a beautiful and contemporary monochrome effect to your room.
5. Sheen is important
Glossier paint sheen is usually easier to clean up. So, if you have kids at home that might spoil the walls, go for a wall paint design with a brighter sheen. Messy areas like the kitchen would also look amazing with a high-gloss sheen. Satin sheen emulsions have a smooth finish to them and can be used in bathrooms and hallways. Our premium interior sheen emulsion is a great option as it is stain and fungal-resistant with high brightness and rich sheen.
However, do not opt for glossy sheens if your walls are dented or have imperfections. Matte sheens are the cure for that. Matte sheens tend to get dirty easily, and thus, you must make sure that you do not use wall paints with matte sheens in areas like kids’ bedrooms.