We could talk about paint colors for ages. If you’re thinking about a painting project, however, here are some high-level interior paint tips with some general ideas for what to do to “change things up” this fall or winter.

If you’re sick of a room, or just want to take your imagination out for a stroll, check out these ideas. Which one would you be most willing to try in your home?

  • If you have any long, narrow rooms, consider painting the end walls a darker shade. The darker colors actually “recede” and create the appearance of width, making the room feel more balanced in dimensions.
  • Solid colors and simple patterns reduce what’s called “visual weight,” adding a sense of aesthetic balance to a space.
  • To make a small room look bigger, choose a lighter color paint along with furniture in the same color family. If you like your existing wall color, consider painting some of the furniture to match that color.
  • Lighter-color ceilings attract attention upward, and darker-color ceilings direct the eyes to the walls, furniture and accessories of a room.
  • Fluorescent lighting brings out cool paint colors in a room, like greens or blues. Incandescent light brings out reds and oranges.
  • All that “color psychology” changes quite a bit if a color is selected for the walls versus the ceiling, too (more on this in coming weeks, keep your eyes on the blog).

Questions? I’m servicing O'Fallon, Belleville, Shiloh, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Caseyville, Glen Carbon with interior painting projects this fall and winter. You can book an appointment here on the website to try one of these ideas out in your home—just in time for holiday entertaining.