New Home? Choose Colors That Will Last
January 20, 2022
Congratulations on your new home!
Now that you have signed all the paperwork and have the keys to your first place or your long-awaited dream house, you probably want to get started putting your personal touches on the interior rooms.
Before you start picking out new furnishings or planning your linens and comforters, take a few minutes to carefully consider the color choices you make so that you can be sure they will be lasting rather than just trendy.
Today’s blog is dedicated to all those new homeowners grappling with color swatches and the innumerable choices of colors that lay before them. Here are a few things to consider that could allow you to choose colors that will last more than just one trend cycle.
Think About Your Home As a Whole
Interior designers will tell you that before you can begin choosing a color palette, you will need to have a vision that you want for your home.
Are you looking for ultra modern with clean lines and chic shades? Or, perhaps you are looking for a more traditional look that embraces the natural flow of the home?
Either way, make sure you think about the house as a whole rather than individual rooms when you start your color selection.
How do you want the color choices to flow? Do you want all the colors to be of a certain part of the color wheel, leaning more toward bold color choices or more subdued? These are all things you should think about.
Take the Layout Into Account
Many older homes have smaller, more separated rooms, while homes built in the last 20-30 years have a more open layout.
This could impact your color choices especially if you want colors to flow and coordinate.
Talk to a color specialist at Benjamin Moore about how to choose colors for rooms that open into each other so that they can blend well.
Consider Your Furnishings
Buying a home is a huge financial step. Most new homeowners don’t often have the budget to buy all new furnishings to fill the square footage.
If this is the case for you, take your current furnishings into account when choosing colors. It may be 5-7 years before you can afford new sectionals or comfy chairs. While you shouldn’t let this restrict your color choices, it may be able to help steer you in a certain direction.
Don’t Forget Your Personality
It’s easy to fall in love with a Pinterest board but make sure it is your personality not just the love of a particular designer that has you smitten with a color.
Your personality should shine through in your home, and paint is a great place to start!