Are you on the fence when it comes to deciding whether or not you should or should not paint the walls of your home? It might seem like a silly question; after all, what’s the big deal about painting your interior walls?
It’s more than just choosing what color to paint, you’ll also want to estimate how much paint you’ll need, how many and what kind of paint brushes and rollers to buy, how to protect your floors and furniture while painting, or whether you even want to do all of the work yourself.
Painting the walls of your bedroom, family room, living room or kitchen is a big deal, even if only from the standpoint that it’s going to be a lot of work. Unless you’ve painted the rooms of your home before, you may not realize just how much time, money and supplies will be needed to do the job, and to do it well.
Plus, unless you’re simply planning to repaint the walls of your kitchen, dining room, great room, bedroom, bathroom or other room in your house the same color it was previously, you have another question to answer – which color to choose. Because actually choosing a new color for the walls of any room of your home can be an intimidating prospect to some who are not totally confident of their ability to choose a color that will work with their overall décor and not be over-powering. Your favorite bright or bold paint color on a swatch might be too much when covering a whole wall!
At Soundbuilt Homes, we have more than three decades of experience when it comes to painting – or repainting – the exterior and interior walls of thousands of homes in the Puget Sound area. And our first piece of advice to you is this: Go with your gut!
There’s nothing wrong with surrounding yourself with the colors you love most and which make you feel happy, serene, blissful, excited, inspired or insert your alternate favorite emotion here!
Bedrooms, Offices, Family Rooms, Kitchens and More: To Paint or Not to Paint, That is the Question!
5 Reasons You Definitely Should Paint Your Interior Walls
1. You should definitely paint the interior walls of your home if they are showing wear.
Houses are meant to be lived in; in fact, that’s what turns a house into a home. But all of this living in your home can result in nicks and dings, scrapes from moving furniture, splatters from spills, holes from hanging pictures or art and a million other mystery marks. Even if you can’t explain them all away, a fresh coat of paint can make them go away and make the interior of your home feel like new!
2. You should definitely paint one or more of the walls or rooms inside your house if you love a color or family of colors.
Color was one of the first ways that you used to describe yourself as a kid, wasn’t it? Most kids know what their favorite color is by the time they’re in kindergarten! If there is a particular color that you love or a family or range of colors that naturally draw you in, why not use it to paint one or more of the rooms in your house?
3. You should definitely paint the interior of your home if you want to set off the features of your home.
Use accent colors to set off special picture windows, niche or art areas, cathedral entry ways, high ceilings or other features. And paint interior rooms or walls in colors that help to set off beautiful things within your home, such as colors that bring out the beauty in your cabinets or countertops.
4. You should definitely paint bedrooms, family rooms, dens or offices to make a loved one feel special.
Many times expecting parents spend a great deal of time planning and decorating the nursery to welcome a new baby into their home. Painting and decorating a bedroom, office or den or other living area which is used in particularly by one or more members of the household is a great way to make them feel special and appreciated.
5. You should definitely repaint when you’re getting ready to sell your home.
If you are looking at new houses for sale but need to sell your own home prior to moving, painting the interior walls of your house can go a long way, at a fairly small cost, to helping you sell your house so that you can buy a new one. You can go very neutral when painting prior to trying to sell your house or you can mix in a few accent walls to help home buyers see the most appealing features of your house. And if you previously painted any of the rooms of your home in especially bold or bright colors, this is a good time to repaint them in a more sedate tone which is unlikely to elicit a negative reaction from home buyers who might not like the same colors you do.
And if you need more inspiration or guidance when it comes to choosing a palette of colors for your home’s interiors or exteriors, we invite you to come out and see any of our model homes King, Pierce or Thurston counties.