Choosing Safe Interior Paint Colors

Safe Interior Paint Colors Help to Keep Your Home Looking Good and Home Buyer Friendly

By Mark J. Donovan

Interior painting is one of the most economical ways to spruce up your home. If you plan to only live in your home or condominium a few years it is wise to do any interior painting with safe room colors. Most home buyers are turned off with dark or extremely vibrant looking paint colors. In addition, dark paint colors can also appear dated and out of touch with current times and trends.

Consequently the best bet when it comes to interior painting and safe colors is to use off-white or beige tones. Though these types of safe paint colors may sound a bit boring, almost anything in terms of furniture, flooring or window treatments can work with them.

As a result, even though a particular “safe paint color” may not be a potential homebuyer’s preferred choice they often deem it livable, at least for the short term.

If off-white or beige tones don’t suit your fancy, light earth tones are also reasonably safe interior paint colors. They also help hide scuff marks and fingerprints better than whites and beige tones. Earthy color paint tones that are quite popular today are very lightly shaded browns, greens, blues and grays. Again, like white and beige paint colors these interior safe paint colors can go with nearly any type of furniture, flooring or window treatment.

When selecting an interior paint carefully consider the amount of natural light that enters the room. If the room has limited natural lighting then it is best to use a very light interior paint color. Conversely if the room has plenty of natural lighting then a tinted earth tone color is a safe paint choice.

Also consider the mood and atmosphere you are trying to create in the room. If for example the room décor is ocean themed then a light blue paint color maybe the most appropriate. If, on the other hand, the room has more of a country theme then a light beige or green may be a safe interior paint color.

Also, consider your furniture and existing window treatments. If they are dark in color then you may possibly want to go with a lightly shaded earth tone that will complement it. A very lightly shaded brown, green or yellow color may be most appropriate.

Also consider painting the baseboard trim either the same color as the walls or with a color that complements or accents the walls.

To start the process of finding the right safe color interior paint for your room or home, visit your local home improvement or paint store and pick up some paint swatches or fan decks.

Choose a safe interior paint color.

Bring them home and see what colors work best with your furniture, flooring and window treatments. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices to two or three choices buy small samples of each and paint a few test areas in your room or home to see which one looks best. Once you’ve determined the right interior paint color you can then go back and pick up the required amount of paint, along with paint brushes, rollers and masking tape.

See the Installing Interior Window Ebook from The Installing Interior Window Trim Ebook provides easy to understand, step-by-step instructions, on how to install interior window trim around a window. Pictures are included for every key step in the process.

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