Guide for living room paint ideas for beginnersv

Guide for living room paint ideas for beginners

We all love all amazing living room paint ideas and want to have the same living room colours on our walls too. If this is your first attempt at buying living room colours all by yourself but still confused, here this guide will help you throughout. If you already have any sort of living room paint ideas, it will be better as you will have more clarity but if you don’t have any clue about living room colours then also do not worry. You will come up with your decision just after reading the entire guide. 

This guide will help you with selecting the right paint colour and the right type of paint.


1. Selecting the right paint colour

As the colour can change the visual appeal and aesthetic value of your living room, so it should be chosen with a lot of care. To make a better selection, what you need to do is, understand the basics of the colour wheel because it will help a lot. If you don’t want to do it, the easy way around is, call the colour consultants and experts of Dulux for immediate help. Or visit the official website or dial our calling numbers for the doorstep helps.

If you want to choose the colour on your own, read further to understand the basics of the colour wheel:  

Analogous: Colours adjacent to each other on the colour wheel are analogous colours and they look well because they blend well. For example, red-orange, Blue-purple, yellow-green etc.

Monochromatic: This scheme uses shades of one colour from the family. To know the entire range of all the colours in their monochromatic tones, check the colour palette of Dulux and pick your shades. 

Complementary: For a vibrant look, colours that are opposite on the colour wheel should be painted on walls. For example, red and green, purple and yellow, red and green, etc.


2. Picking the type of paint

Once you have decided on the colour, choose the relevant paint type. Generally, you will find water-based and oil-based colour types. The majority of wall paints available today are water-based and they are considered better because they don’t have much shine, dry up early, can be cleaned easily with soap and water, are immune from cracking and fading, and have low levels of VOCs. 

And oil-based paints are preferred on woods, and floors because they have a shinny finish and cannot hide stains and imperfections of the surfaces. Takes longer to dry up and have high levels of VOCs so they are not preferred in interior paints. 

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