Painting is by far one of the best home renovations you can do. Not only is it affordable, but it is a simple way to bring a fresh look to any room in your home or office.
The problem is, finding the right paint color is not as easy as it seems. And while the goal is to liven up the room, if you pick the wrong color the opposite will happen.
Ideally you want a color that is bold and bright. Something that compliments the space beautifully.
Now as you can imagine, there are literally hundreds of colors that can fall into this category. Instead of trying to list all of them, let’s focus on a few that you should avoid.
Please note, whether or not you should use a color depends on the space it will be used in.
White is a very popular color that people love to use. It's sleek, clean, and can pretty much work in any space. White walls also easily attract dirt. And keeping them clean can be a bit of a challenge.
This is why you should avoid white walls in areas such as the bathroom. You should instead opt for darker colors such as soft grays and light blues.
Red is a very bold color that can really make a room pop. Especially if it's used for an accent wall. It's the type of color that can stop people in their tracks. It's also a very intense color that can garner a strong reaction.
This is because the color red is often associated with anger. It's not a color that promotes peace and tranquility. You should therefore avoid using red in the bedroom, or any space that is meant to be calm and peaceful.
When used correctly, brown is a really amazing color. When used incorrectly, brown can be the worst color of all. You really have to understand the different hues when it comes to this color. Some hues can make a room look dark, dirty, and scary.
You should never use any shade of brown in the bathroom or living room. However, it would be the perfect color in an office.
Similar to brown, there are a lot of different hues of the color green. This is what makes it such a tricky color to use.
Some greens are very bright and vibrant. Other greens on the other hand are very dark and tacky. Green can either liven up a room, or overpower it.
In all honesty, it's very difficult to make green look good on walls. You will have to understand colors and design to make green work.
If painting and colors is not your area of expertise, its best to avoid green altogether.
As previously stated, whether or not you use a particular color will depend on where you plan on using it. If you are unsure about a color, take the time to speak with a professional. Doing so can save you both time and money in the long run.