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Interior Paint Colors Revisited

Choosing the right colors for the interior of your post and beam home can be a challenge.

Some questions to ask:

  • What goes with the wood timber frame?
  • What feeling do I want to evoke in this room?
  • Does the room get a lot of light?
  • What is this room going to be used for?

How does color affect my living space and my mood? Check out this interesting article:

http://freshome.com/2007/04/17/room-color-and-how-it-affects-your-mood/

Faux Venetian plaster paint technique in golden shades of yellow equals dramatic warmth.

A faux Venetian plaster paint technique in golden shades of yellow equals dramatic warmth.

Create the mood using the color on your walls.

Colors for certain rooms:

Bright, cheery, happy colors for kitchen;

Calming and relaxing colors for bedroom and bathroom;

Red for dining rooms to inspire appetites;

White for a bright and clean environment.

Here are some useful websites to help get you inspired:

http://www.behr.com/Behr/home#

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/do_it_yourself/paint_colors/index.jsp

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/

http://www.ralphlaurenhome.com/rlhome/products/paint/default.asp

http://www.prattandlambert.com/

http://www.c2paint.com/

Cream color paint creates the perfect balance for the rich colors of the curtains and window trim.

Cream color paint creates the perfect balance to the rich colors of the curtains and window trim.

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