15 Feb What you should know about interior painting of your home
- Define the space: You can use color to define spaces in your home, particularly if you have an open floor plan.
- Create a mood: Colors can help set a mood for a room. For example, neutral, muted colors help create a soothing tone, while bright or rich colors can add energy to a room or area.
- Architectural style: (This is a bit different than creating a mood.) Color can support your home’s design or architectural style. For example, most paint companies have a line of historically accurate colors from a particular architectural period, like Victorian or Craftsman style.
- Consider color and furnishings: Wall color is an integral part of a design plan, including the color or tone of your furniture and soft furnishings such as pillows and curtains. Before you finalize a color, consider the other elements of a room, including its contents. Our clients receive a free one-hour color consultation with our interior designer to help them select colors.
- Painting to sell: If you’re planning on putting your home on the real estate market, you should speak to your real estate agent about your home’s colors. Buyers should be able to walk through a home and not be distracted by colors. Neutral-colored walls are best when you’re planning on listing your home.
- Wall samples: The best way to view and select a color is to paint samples on two walls in the room. Select walls that receive different natural light exposure. Then check the colors at various times throughout the day.
- Kitchen cabinets: Don’t like the color of your kitchen cabinets? Have them professionally repainted. Rather than remodeling a kitchen by replacing old cabinets, update their look by having them painted.
Mike Katounas is the owner of Home Works Painting, a painting business in Northern Virginia. He has over 15 years of experience in residential interior and exterior painting, drywall installation/repair, carpentry, wallpaper removal, power washing, commercial painting, color consultation, and staining/sealing. Their service areas include Chantilly, Fairfax, Herndon, Oakton, Reston. Mike takes pride in his work, and he always follows a strict code of conduct that includes the use of quality paint, a clean workspace, and an honest, respectful approach to his customers.