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What Makes for a Complementary Interior Paint Color Scheme? December 29, 2017

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What Makes for a Complementary Interior Paint Color Scheme?, Duvall, Washington

It's always exciting to get started on a new interior paint job, but you might find yourself hitting a temporary roadblock if you're not experienced in choosing a color scheme. For effective results that won't wear out their welcome, aim for complementary paint colors. Nailing the right look isn't as difficult as it seems.  

A Guide to Choosing Complementary Color Schemes

What's Your Overall Goal for the Room?

Before you get started on your big project, determine the look you're going for room by room. For instance, a busier space may call for warmer colors like red, yellow, and orange, while cool and soothing colors, such as blue and green, can be used to create a tranquil environment. Exercises like this one are especially handy for those struggling to find a starting point for their color scheme. 

How Do You Locate Complementary Colors?

interior paintNow that you have an idea of where to start, it's time to choose the complementary color scheme best suited for each room. Basic complementary hues are easy to find; simply start with your dominant color, and then choose another on the opposite end of the color wheel for the best results. If you have a mostly blue room, for instance, pair it with bold red or orange accents throughout. As long as you anchor your interior paint work with your dominant color, there's plenty of room for experimentation and inventiveness.   

As easy as it is to get sucked into the scheme of a single room, don't forget to take the way it plays and contrasts with adjacent ones into consideration. Mix your newfound complementary color prowess with other painting tricks—such as using dark and light colors to play with the illusion of space—and you'll develop an aesthetic that truly makes your home's interior pop. 


Max House Painting of Duvall, WA, is the area's top professional painting service for both interiors and exteriors. No matter the size of the job, your home could always use a boost from this fully licensed, bonded, and insured company, which will line every aspect of the project up with your own personal schedule. Visit their website to see a gallery of their work, and call them at (425) 246-5207 to schedule a consultation with an interior paint specialist today. 

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