Selecting the proper color is not easy. You can not simply pick the color you like the best or the color that compliments the color of your house. That color may not be suitable for the bats in your geographic region!
The color of your house affects the temperature of the roosting chamber. Dark colors absorb more solar heat and there for make a warmer chamber. Light colors absorb less solar heat and make a cooler chamber. A difference of only a few degrees can be enough to convince bats to avoid your house. The following points effects the appearance of your room when choosing the color:
Collect Decorating Samples from Your Home
The best way to begin choosing the right paint color for your living room is to let fabric lead the way. Fabric provides inspiration for a room’s color scheme. It’s also a more prudent starting point since painting your living room is much easier and costs a lot less than to change furniture and window treatments.
Your house is your canvas, but it is not blank. Some colors are already established. What color is your roof? Is there mortar or other siding that will not be painted? Will doors and railings remain their existing colors? New paint does not need to match existing colors, but it should harmonize.
Darks and Lights
Light colors will make your house seem larger. Dark siding or dark bands of trim will make your house seem smaller, but will draw more attention to details. Darker shades are best for accenting recesses, while lighter tones will highlight details which project from the wall surface. On traditional Victorian homes, the darkest paint is often used for the window sashes.
Notice Architectural Features
Highlighting window casements, columns, staircases, crown moldings and other architectural features with shades of white can instantly turn your living room into a true showcase admired by friends, family and yourself. If you’re feeling brave, instead of painting your living room’s architectural features white or off-white, consider the palest shade of color to coordinate with the walls.
It may seem comical to paint entire house based on the pattern of a pillow case, but this approach does make sense. The color of your furnishings will guide you in the selection of your interior paint colors, and your interior paint colors will influence the colors you use outside. Once again, your goal is to harmonize.
When colors are selected for a room doesn’t forget the ceiling! Most of us settle for builder’s white. That is not necessary. A ceiling colored the same as the walls provide a sense of intimacy. A ceiling painted in a complementary color to the walls makes the room look finished.
Difference between paint Finishes:
• Flat finishes have no shine, making them ideal for hiding minor surface imperfections.
• Eggshell or velvet finishes work in just about any room. They are easier to clean than flat finishes and offer a soft glow that warms up any room.
• Satin or semi-gloss finishes are easy to clean and are good for highlighting architectural details. They work well in kitchens, baths, and on doors and trim.
• Gloss finishes are shiny and scrubable, so they are perfect for doors, trim and specialty uses.
• Sheen terminologies vary by manufacturer. Please see your dealer to view actual sheens.
Effect and colors are partners. Colors that encourage intimacy include reds and oranges. Color that are dramatic include navies, deep greens, and purples. Colors to add freshness include apple greens, yellow and whites. Easy to live with colors are mid-blues and taupes. Take courage. Choose colors you like. Apply the process. The results will be rewarding.