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When thinking about interior paint colours, it’s a good idea to start off by researching basic colour schemes. When you know what colour schemes there are, coordinating paint colours will be easier.

Another way to pick paint colours is by using the colour wheel. Remember in primary school when we learned about the colour wheel: red, yellow, and blue? Combining these colours will give you secondary choices (orange, purple, etc).

That information comes in handy when picking the right colour for your room.

In addition, going through the colour wheel will allow you to decide which tone you want your room to be: cool, complementary, warm, shaded, or vibrant.

Giving your room a certain vibe is what homeowners look for. Had a bad day?

You would want to use cool or warm shades to make you more relaxed. Are you a moody type of person?

Maybe you would use darker tones to resemble that aspect of your personality. Regardless, knowing coordinating paint colours will help you for a very long time. 

Paint Colours

Depending on the schemes you use, coordinating paint colours have a tremendous effect on your home. For example, let’s just say you want your living to be emerald green, you will need to see the effect it will have on not only the appearance of your home, but the mood of the room. Knowing what each colour represents will help you best and will limit your options. 

Warm and Cool Colours

Warm Colours

Red: energy, power, passion. Stimulates appetite, so it’s a common colour for dining rooms.

Yellow: happy, uplifting colour. Could be a bit distracting because of its brightness.

Orange: A bit less aggressive than red. Creates warmth and joy in a space. Often used as an accent colour because it can be too bright.



Cool Colours

Blue: a very peaceful colour. Makes a space refreshing and bright. Can add a bit of moderness too. 

Violet: It is a mixture between the calm blue brings and the energy red exudes. Used often in bedrooms as a sign of serenity.

Green: Represents renewal and growth. One of nature’s prominent colours and can blend perfectly in any room. 

Light Colours are Very Popular

It’s pretty safe to say that the lighter the shade, the more energy and positivity it gives.

Yellow is the colour of the sun and the epitome of vibrancy! The moment you lay eyes on a yellow wall, you instantly feel good.

In addition, being in a yellow room causes people to become more active in their day to day tasks and are more conscious of their surroundings. So, in the event that you are feeling a little lazy and out of sorts, a yellow wall can change that instantly.

Also, pink is a shade that balances energies because of how soothing it appears. In addition, using pink in any room promotes sensitivity and peacefulness. Lastly, green is a very calming and quiet colour, just like nature! It attracts harmonious vibes, which reduces anxiety

Mixing Coordinating Paint Colours

Do you want magic to occur? Then you should mix paint and look at the hue’s complimentary first.

For example, if you choose to blend a complementary colour into the main colour of a subject, your space will look dynamic as ever. There are many colours on the colour wheel that you can mix around and manipulate, to satisfy you and your ideas.

Professional painters suggest doing a trial with the colours you want to use (test mixing). This will allow you to see all the swatches and how complementary paints affect one another. It’s important to remember that even if you don’t have a set idea or colour that you want, the answer to your problem is most likely on the colour wheel.

Working on Your Bathroom!

The right type of paint for a bathroom would be a water-based latex paint.

Although oil paint is more durable, you need to clean it with mineral spirits and that causes VOCs (volatile organic compounds) to develop. In addition, oil paint can develop yellow, especially in dark rooms.

Latex paint is better suited for bathrooms because it doesn’t allow water to penetrate and that’s important when showering or using the sink. Also, you can scrub away stains easier using latex paint than you would with oil-based paint. In its totality, latex paint is not only easier to use, but dries quicker and those are two things people love to hear.

If you’re thinking of doing some home interior painting but don’t want to do the work yourself, let our interior painters help! Even if you are undecided, professional house painters can help you with any problems or questions you may have. If the work involved sounds like it involves too much time and energy to do yourself, call 416.494.9095 or email [email protected] for a FREE quote. And don’t forget to follow us on all our social channels below as well! 

Brian Young - Home Painters Toronto

From The Owner & Founder


Hello and welcome!

I’m both deeply honoured and flattered you are considering using our services.

Since 1987 when I was at York University simply earning my way through school, I’ve had the privilege to meet and work with thousands of amazing homeowners like yourself.

Besides the birth of my daughter, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a homeowner’s life change when we have transformed their dream home into a masterpiece. For that reason, we take our jobs very seriously and are committed to our cause.

At Home Painters our mission is to paint homeowners’ dreams, and make your painting experience last a lifetime!
I look forward to hopefully meeting you one day, as it brings me tremendous joy to make homeowner’s dreams come true.



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