When it comes to designing the interior of your new or old home we hear this: Painting And Decorations, a key element is choosing the right color scheme for each room in your home. If you plan on painting the walls and ceilings in your home, then it would be very helpful to use up on some basic information about colors.

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We all know that colors are made up of three primary colors or hues, in a different combinations — red, blue and green. We also know that secondary colors are made up from mixing these primary colors.

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Hue is another word for color.
Tint means the pure color mixed with white. For example, red mixed with white produces different kinds of reds and pinks.
Tone of a color means that the pure color is mixed with grey.
Value of a color means the lightness and darkness of a shade achieved by the sheer or deeper application of the color.
Shade of a color means that the pure color is mixed with black.
When it comes time to painting your walls and ceilings or deciding on a color scheme for your home décor, it is always helpful to collect chips and swatches of your favorite colors and mix and match until you decide what colors look good together. Don’t forget about your home furnishings, because they are a great way to add color and texture to your home and can be moved easily too.

The right color scheme?

Color scheme helps you create peace between colors in your home décor. A color circle can be quite useful in deciding a color scheme for your home because it allows you to compare complimentary colors. There are also plenty of interactive color wheel tools and software available online for you to use. The use of a color wheel makes choosing the combination of colors for painting your walls, accents, furnishings, furniture and accessories much easier.

Here are some tips that you can use to help you decide the right color scheme for your home:

Monochromatic color scheme uses only one color throughout. Variety is introduced by using various tints, tones, values and shades of that key color and different textures.
Complimentary color scheme uses two colors placed opposite to each other on the color wheel, their tints, tones, shades and values such as yellow and violet. This scheme is quite bold and lend a dramatic touch to the home décor.
Analogous color schemes use three hues placed adjacent to each other on the color wheel but use either combination of warm colors only or combination of cool colors only.
Triadic color schemes use three hues placed consecutively or at equal distances from each other such as red, yellow and blue, their tints, tones, shades and values.
Keep in mind when choosing your color scheme that white and pale colors reflect light to make a room appear larger and dark colors make a room appear cozier and smaller.

Choosing the right sheen or gloss level

The right sheen or gloss level of the paint you choose for your room décor will have quite an impact on the overall look of your room. Here is a list of some of the more popular sheens available:

Flat or matte finish paints have no shine and thus hide little imperfections in the wall, but they are not very stain-resistant.
Eggshell paints or velvet-finish paints have very slight sheen or gloss level, are soft and impart a warm look to the room and are easier to clean too. They are great for bedrooms and living rooms.
Satin or semi-gloss finish paints can be used to highlight architectural details and focal points of the home and are easy to clean, so they’re a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Very high gloss or sheen paints are very reflective and should only be used to highlight doors and trims and to create special effects.
How to Choose a Roller for painting ?

Use a 9-inch roller for general painting, a 14- or 18-inch roller for quickly coating large walls and ceilings, and a small foam roller on door panels and wainscoting.
Choose a roller’s nap length based on the roughness of the surface: a ⅛- to ¼-inch nap for smooth surfaces, like plaster; a ⅜- to ½-inch nap for lightly textured drywall; and a ¾-inch nap for textured surfaces, like stucco or brick.
Use rollers with polyester and nylon fibers with latex paints; natural fibers, like mohair and lamb’s wool, with oil-based paints; and foam rollers on porous surfaces, like bare wood, or where you want a glossy-smooth finish, like on cabinets.
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