If you’ve been thinking about an interior home renovation, there are a number of projects you could take on to make an impactful change. You could replace old windows to let in more natural light, add mirrors to make a room appear more spacious, or tear down a wall to add more functionality to the space. However, painting your interior walls is another way to update the home without committing a lot of time or money.
Here, home renovation experts at Kitsap Kitchen & Bath Co in Poulsbo, WA, explain how paint improves any room in your home:
Creates a Bigger & Brighter Appearance
Cheerful colors brighten up a room that may feel dull and dreary especially if it’s windowless. Neutral tones and pastels like peach, sage green, or cloud blue can make a room feel lighter and more open. Adding vertical stripes can also give the illusion of a higher ceiling while horizontal stripes will make the space seem wider.
Changes the Mood
If your room feels a bit cold and uninviting, updating the color of the walls may be your solution. Using warm-toned hues—from yellow to red (including earth tones)—will make it appear more active. Warm color choices are ideal for busy areas like a kitchen or playroom. By contrast, cool tones—from blue to green (and shades of gray)—will create a calmer mood and make the walls recede. Cool colors are best used in bedrooms and bathrooms to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Makes It More Functional
When it comes to painting a room for greater functionality, consider the finish. For instance, a kitchen or bathroom is best painted with finishes like satin, semi-gloss, or high-gloss as they are easier to clean and are more resistant to moisture. Moldings and railing can be painted with a glossier finish as well. Matte and eggshell finishes are less reflective and make the interior lighting feel softer—these work well in living areas and bedrooms.
If you’re ready to update your home’s interior with a fresh coat of paint, contact the home renovation professionals at Kitsap Kitchen & Bath Co in Kitsap County. Their team of highly trained designers can help you select the perfect color for any room in your home. For 34 years, their team has offered exceptional kitchen and bathroom remodeling services. Visit their website or call (360) 697-5616 to learn more.