What is beautiful? Beauty doesn’t seem to be a universal truth; it’s something that each of us perceive differently. There is a common element, though; there are things most of us might agree look out of place, things that don’t suit the aesthetics of their surroundings. When you’re in a neighborhood whose houses are all painted in subtle shades of brown, grey or red, and you paint your house a bright purple with yellow trim, you’re going to stand out; and not in a good way. You’ve broken the aesthetic norm of the neighborhood. That’s why exterior painting should usually suit it’s surroundings. Interior painting, though? That’s all you, and you should paint your heart.
What does it mean to paint your heart? Quite simply, it means to paint with colours that fill you with positive emotions; love, happiness, warm, cherished memories. You should paint your interior in a way that suits your particular style, your eccentricities, because the interior is your home, and what the neighbors think of the colours inside doesn’t matter. That’s not to say you should just paint random colours you like throughout your house, though; most folks find it better to paint rooms with functionality and flavour in mind.
There’s still an advantage to painting certain rooms in cool tones while painting others in warm tones. Warm, lively and bright colours tend to stimulate us, and that stimulation leads to activity. That’s why reds and yellows are so popular in kitchens and dining rooms; they stimulate our appetites and lively conversation. That doesn’t mean there’s no room for your creative hand, though; you could choose a vibrant purple, if that’s your style, or use yellow trim, or choose between maroons and scarlets and all kinds of other reds. You can even paint your kitchen in a colour that reminds you of your grandparents kitchen, or of a favorite restaurant; your imagination is the limit.
Cool tones are well suited to places where you want to relax, but the diversity of cool tones means you can use all kinds of different colours in all kinds of different rooms. I love lavenders, so my bathroom is lavender, but you might love hunter green and opt for that instead. These colours are also great for bedrooms, if you’re the type of person who wants to relax in your bedroom. You might be someone who wants a stimulating colour in your bedroom instead, because you find it easy to fall asleep but hard to get up in the morning; if that’s you, don’t worry about what standards say, and paint your heart!
There are so many different ways of realizing your personal aesthetic in your home, drawing from memories, colour psychology, and favorite colours. You might find all of this overwhelming, and that’s where Winnipeg painters can help. Great painters will do a colour consultation with you, going over some of the ideas you’d like to bring to life, and help you construct a cohesive palette for each room, so that the beautiful ideas in your heart spring to life in your home.