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Home ownership is incredibly exciting and fulfilling, but it also comes with challenges you may never have anticipated. Among these is the difficulty that comes with freshening your home's look and staying bright, fashionable, and current. Painting the walls of your home may seem like a simple task, but the reality of color selection is more complex than you may realize.
Below, you'll find a guide to some tips for picking the right colors for your home's interior paint. By following these suggestions for residential painting, you can be sure that your home will remain bright and inviting, and will avoid falling into the traps of drabness and dullness.
Consider Sun Exposure
The sun is the enemy of paint, and a room with many windows that absorbs a lot of sunlight may require constant care and touch ups to remain bright and vibrant. Many times, homeowners choose bright colors to accentuate the sunlight, only to find themselves overwhelmed by glare and unable to withstand the shine.
Consider instead deeper, richer colors that may appear warmer in sunlight but are less likely to reflect light and create glare. Deep reds and greens can really be brought to life when light shines on them, and are also unlikely to fade and create unattractive spots over time.
Prepare For Children
Whether you already have children at home or are considering expanding your family in the future, you need to be aware of the toll your children can take on your interior paint. Even if they're prevented from drawing, painting, or otherwise directly damaging the walls, tiny handprints and small accidents can add up in a hurry.
Take the time to figure out which rooms your children are most likely to use the most and consider the most durable paint possible for those areas. You should also consider anti-smudge paint and other products which are specifically designed to repel the dirt and damage that comes with intense use.
Enhance Your Mood
The other side of the sunlight dilemma is the steps you need to take to brighten up drab areas of your home. A basement or a bathroom, for example, may get very little light exposure, and consequently can be made to feel much more open and inviting through the right tones. Choose pastels or bright splashes of color and you can make every room in your home feel open and inviting through little more than paint selection.