A Few Things to Consider When Choosing Paint Colors for Your Home

Nutter Custom Construction was granted the titles of Best in Design and Best in Service by Houzz, so you can trust our expertise when it comes to home design. If you are remodeling your home, one of the easiest ways to make a big noticeable difference is by changing the paint colors. Here is some advice on what to consider when choosing paint colors for your home:

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Match Color with Room Mood

Color has a tremendous impact on our emotions and moods, so it is important to consider what feelings you have when looking at different paint colors. Before you begin painting, you must ask yourself, “What is the goal or intention for this room?” Perhaps you want a lively kitchen that welcomes conversations over home-cooked meals and glasses of wine. An orange hue paint could help create this atmosphere. Maybe you want your bathroom to be tranquil like a spa environment. Think soothing colors like neutrals or light blue. And maybe you want your kid’s room to be happy and cheerful. Yellow is the perfect way to add a boost of fun energy to a room.


One thing people often forget to consider when painting their homes is the lighting. Each room in your house likely has the sun entering it at different angles at different times of the day. Windows facing to the east or west will have warmer lighting from the sun, whereas north-facing windows will have cooler lighting, and rooms with south-facing windows will have more neutral lighting. To balance out a room with cool light, look to warmer paint colors, and vice versa for warmly-lit rooms.


Another factor to consider when painting your home is the sheen of the paint. Sheen affects both appearance and ease in clean-up — high-gloss sheens are easier to clean, but normal wear and tear is more visible. Keep high-gloss sheen paint for jobs like trim and moldings, and use semi-gloss for walls. Semi-gloss paint protects walls from moisture, so it is the perfect choice for rooms with high humidity, like bathrooms and kitchens.

Whatever your home design and remodel needs are, Nutter Custom Construction can do it all. If you need help getting started on the designing process, our expert team of remodelers can advise you along each step of the way.

To get your home remodeling job started, give us a call today at 941-924-1868.

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