Debunking 4 Common Home Painting Myths

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According to House Grail, 88% of people feel a stronger desire to spend time at home after painting a room. Interior house painting is an excellent way to give any space in your home a whole new look and feel, but before you hire a painting company, there are a few important things you need to keep in mind. Here are four common misconceptions about house painting that simply aren’t true.

1. Every Room Needs to Be a Different Color

If you’re painting several rooms in your home, you may feel as though you need to choose a different color for each of them. However, using the same color for multiple rooms can help give your home a more cohesive, unified look. Consider choosing one color you love and using it all throughout your home.

2. Ceilings Should Be White

White may be the first color you associate with ceilings, but it’s far from the only option. There’s a common myth that a white ceiling will make a room look more spacious, but in many cases, painting your ceiling the same color as the rest of the room will create more interest and naturally lead the eyes upward, making the space feel taller. This is also an excellent way to make any light fixtures on the ceiling stand out more.

3. Trim Should Be White or Wood

It may not have occurred to you that you have options for your trim other than white or stained wood, but painting your trim a whole new color can completely transform your space. Consider opting for an accent color that complements the overall look of the room to add personality.

4. Dark Colors Make a Room Feel Smaller

You may have heard that darker shades can make a room feel cramped, but in many cases, the opposite is true. In addition to creating a sophisticated look, deep, moody colors can actually make the corners of a room stand out less, making the space feel larger.

When it comes to house painting, it’s important to think beyond common conventions when choosing the look you want for a space. A team of expert painters can help you choose the best colors to make your house feel like a home. If you’re ready to get started on a house painting project, contact Midlands Pro Painters today to request a quote. We look forward to working with you!