Tips for Choosing Interior Colour for Home
Every few years, one pertinent event in every household is interior house painting. Fixing a colour palette for your home interior colour, therefore, becomes a make or break decision in how your house looks and feels for the times to come.
In this post, Indigo Paints will help you with the trending home interior colour themes, finding the right interior paints, and getting started with the paint job.
Home Interior Colour Overview
Home Interior walls are a canvas reflecting your state of mind. Home interiors should augur well with your overall personality and, therefore, selecting the right home interior colour becomes even more critical.
Don’t worry, Indigo Paints has got your back on this one. Here is a list of our most trending home interior house colour combinations that you can try out for your home:
1. Teal and Grape
Soothing to the eyes, this interior house paint colour combination works every time. The beauty of this interior colour combination is that the colours blend well together and give your room a distinct appearance.
2. Lagoon Blue and White
Blue is the colour of oceans and the sky, and it signifies elegance. Blue paired with the purity of white makes for a classy yet understated home interior colour option for your living room.
3. Coffee Brown and Grey
Liven up your kitchen space with this eccentric combination. The subtlety of grey superimposed by the vastness of brown makes for a very inviting home interior colour combination.
4. Purple and Cream
If you are in the mood to break a few norms, you can try out this fresh-off-the-palette interior house paint colour combination. This exquisite interior paint will surely add a dash of royal charm to your home and invite a lot of appreciation from your guests!
How To Select Interior Colour? – A Guide
Now that you have a good idea of the trending home interior colour options, let us look at the different types of house paint available in the market today.
1. Oil-based Paints
Oil paints are primarily used for wooden furniture, floors, and doors due to their shiny/ glossy appearance. These paints take a lot more time to dry up and may require multiple coats for that perfect finish, thus making it less suitable for colouring home interior walls. They are also known as enamel paints. They can get a yellowish tinge over time.
2. Water-based paints
Most of the exterior/ interior house paints available today are water-based paints, more popularly known as acrylic paints. The quality of any water-based paint depends on the quantity of acrylic chemicals it in. They render a matte finish and require a couple of coats for getting that perfect look on your walls. Acrylic paints are also more resistant to cracking and yellowing.
Indigo Paints’ Luxury Interior Emulsion is a premium series of pure, acrylic-based emulsion, for both external and internal house paint. It provides excellent stain resistance and has superior cleaning properties that give you spotless interiors.
To get that perfect home interior colour, start by fixing the colour scheme for each room that you want to get painted. Every room has its own persona and usage, so the interior colour hues should be selected accordingly. Also, there should be a proper visual transition between adjacent rooms.
Once the colour combinations are locked down, you will also decide on what paint finish you would want. Here is a quick guide to select from different types of paint finish for home interior colours available in the market.
On a spectrum from flat to shiny, you will find these types of finishes within house paints. While matte finish absorbs light the most and makes the room appear cosy, high-gloss interior paints tend to make the room brighter as they reflect light.
When you are selecting your interior house paint, ensure that there is a contrast of paint finish for the selected home interior colour to create that idyllic look.
Painting Tips – Getting Started
Let us come to the climax of this momentous process of interior house painting.
You have selected the home interior colour scheme for your home. Now, it’s time to get started with the interior paint job!
Most probably, you will hire a professional painter to do the paint job. In case you are a DIY (Do It Yourself) person, we will help you to get rolling on the job.
1. Protect the surrounding areas – A paint job must be done one wall at a time. For this, make necessary arrangements to clear the wall and surrounding areas. If the area cannot be cleared, cover the essential objects such as doors, fittings, or furniture with a cloth so that, the paint does not affect those objects.
2. Clean and smoothen the wall surface – Sand the exterior with abrasive paper to remove dust, and grease, and loose paint. Wipe clean with a soft fabric and apply a Cement Primer.
3. Repeat the procedure – After drying for 4-6 hours, sand again with abrasive paper, wipe clean, and apply another coat of Cement Primer.
4. Paint the walls – Thin 1 litre of interior paint colour by adding 300-400 ml water, to obtain a consistency that makes it possible to brush. If you are making use of a spray gun, add about 500 ml of water.
5. Apply another coat – Apply two coats, maintaining an overcoat interval of 4-6 hours. A third coat may be needed for dark shades.
We hope this guide covered all the tips required to choose the right home interior colour and infuse new life into your beautiful abode called home. Remember not to overcomplicate the interior paint palette of your home.
The secret is about keeping the interiors unpretentious and progressive while retaining a character of their own. Once you are done with the interior paint job, get ready to welcome your guests and receive those rave compliments for your sense of style and elegance.