Interior painting can be done effectively all year round. We select premium paint for all jobs, however, we are always willing to discuss preferred brands. We will also consult on the most appropriate finish for a room’s walls and trim. Other decisions, such as paint colour, will be left to you. To help you, below are tips on preparing for an interior paint job. What Can I Expect When I Hire Sf Decorating?
When you hire Sf Decorating, you can expect our professional painters to bring the right equipment, carry out extensive prep work, and execute the job for long-lasting results.
When you hire sf decorating, here’s what you get:
- Room Setup – Remove and/or cover furniture, remove all fixtures, cover floors with drop cloths
- Room Preparation – sand surfaces, fill holes and cracks, caulk gaps around windows and all trims, seal stains, wash surfaces
- Painting – Prime surfaces as needed, apply paints with proper tools and techniques, apply straight cut lines between walls and trim, and clean up the area
- Final Inspection – Complete a project walkaround with our decorators, complete final touchups where required, clean up the area and a final walkaround.
How Should I Pick My Interior Paint Colour?
Our interior painters can share more tips with you when you contact us; however, most homeowners find these tips helpful when selecting an interior paint colour:
- Is the room narrow or wide? Dark colours recede, while light colours advance. To make a narrow room wider, paint the end walls dark and the long walls light.
- Do you want to make a small room feel bigger or smaller? The above applies for small rooms and big rooms. To make a small room look bigger, use lighter shades of paint. To make a large room feel smaller, select darker shades.
- Have you looked at your chosen colour in different lighting? View paint swatches during the day and at night.
- Is the colour uniform? Choose a single colour to shine in a space; other colours should only be used as accents.
- Colour selection tips:
- Complementary: Select one colour and then look across the colour wheel. Sometimes opposite just works! An example of a complementary colour scheme is orange and blue.
- similar: Pick the colour that you are drawn to, then select the colours right next to it. A couple shades in the same colour family can create harmony in a space. An example of an analogous colour scheme is green and yellow.
- Triadic: This method is daring, but can be extremely effective! To achieve a contrasting colour palette, choose three colours that are evenly spaced out on the colour wheel. An example of a contrasting colour palette would be purple, orange, and yellow.
With each of these colour combinations, keep in mind that tones and shades add another level of complexity. Tips for Selecting a Colour Palette.
Here are a few bonus tips as you look for that magic colour scheme:
- Find an inspiration piece. It may be your favourite flower, a rug, or a picture. Select the colours in that piece and either choose a close match, a complementary colour, or a contrasting palette.
- Take a home tour. For harmony throughout your home, repeat one colour from one room to the next. Love your red front door? A red accent wall in your den and a red picture frame in your kitchen will tie these colour stories together.
- When in doubt, go neutral. When it comes time to sell, selecting a neutral colour will help potential buyers focus on the room’s best features instead of a bold colour choice. Soft greens can be neutral too and are considered to be less visually taxing than any other colour.