Maybe we’ve helped you get your Toronto house ready to sell by bringing it back to bright, welcoming neutrals. Now it’s time for you to move into your new home. Which means time to think about a new house colour palette. Colours have a subtle but significant effect on us physically and psychologically. Careful selection of Interior House Colors is important for a new house in Toronto. Follow these steps when trying to determine the perfect colours for your new Toronto home.
Hints for Choosing A House Paint Color
Step 1: The Inspiration
- Start with a reference point. Think of a picture, piece of art, or specific colour in your wardrobe that you like.
- Look for inspiration everywhere in your Toronto house. What colors are you drawn to? Which colour don’t you like as your house colour?
- Take another look at the permanent fixtures of your new Toronto home. Pay attention to the kitchen cabinets, bathroom tiles, or brick fireplace in living room. You might not be able to change them, but you can use them as the base for your new look.
- Our Pinterest galleries are packed with pictures of houses across Toronto and the GTA. Spend some time browsing through them to find your own inspiration and House Color Ideas.
Step 2: The Mood of Toronto House
- Think about the type of energy you want the room to give off in your new home.
- Is there a specific mood or theme you would like to emphasize in your house?
- Do you want a calm living room paint colour? Do you prefer a bold dining room color?
- For a quieter atmosphere, make sure the colours are not too bright.
Step 3: Reflect on light sources
- The colour you pick for your home in Toronto may look different throughout the day. Toronto’s weather can turn from sunny to cloudy in minutes, you want your home to always look its best.
- Natural daylight reveals the most accurate colour.
- Incandescent lighting creates warm tones.
- A strong paint colour might be too overpowering on walls beside a window
- And remember, different paint finishes reflect light differently. Eggshell will be softer, flat will be bolder.
Step 4: Consider Tints, Tones and shades
- If you think one paint colour is boring or isn’t quite right, try different shades in the same house paint colour family. Sometimes a little darker or lighter makes all the different.
- Use complementary colours, and colours from related families. Our partners Benjamin Moore and Behr both have a range of tools online to help you here.
- Be open to accent colours. Pick a warmer (red) or cooler (blue) colour to complement your main paint color.
Step 5: Test your house paint colour
- You can fall in love with a colour then find out it doesn’t look as good as you imagined on the wall. Test cans are your friend. They can be mixed in any colour you choose, aren’t a huge investment of time or money, and let you see exactly how the colour is going to look on your walls.
- Apply your samples on different spots in your new Toronto house. Give it a day to see how the samples change under the light.
If you still feel overwhelmed, consider hiring Home Painters Toronto to assist you through this process. All of our painting jobs come with a free colour consultation, and advice during every step of the process. With over 25 years of experience in home renovations and interior decorating, call us NOW at 416.494.9095, or email us at Brian@HomePaintersToronto.com to get a FREE house colour consultation and FREE estimate to paint your new Toronto-area home.