During a bedroom renovation, one of the most striking differences that can be made is changing the wall paint. A new color can add personality, charm, and ambiance to a room in just a few hours’ time. There are so many options when it comes to paint that it can be difficult to decide what is best. That is why the renovation experts at Maderworx are available to help you narrow down your paint choices and help you decide which sheens will be best suited for your needs.
Since a bedroom is the ideal place to showcase your personality (or your child’s personality), it often happens that people choose bolder colors for bedroom walls. Paint is easy to change as the trends change or your personal tastes change, so feel free to be less conservative with your bedroom paint choices.
Types of Paint
When choosing the perfect bedroom paint for your project, before you can start picking out colors, you need to find a paint with low toxicity. You spend a lot of time in your bedroom, if you consider the hours spent sleeping each night, and you don’t want to constantly breathe toxic fumes. Look for a paint with zero or low VOCs. There are plenty of brands and options for a more environmentally-sound and health-conscious paint.
The next step is to decide if you want an oil-based or water-based paint. There are pros and cons to both options. A water-based paint will dry quickly which means that multiple coats can be done on the same day. However, it may be a bit more difficult to get a uniform color, in the less durable option. The oil-based paint takes longer to dry, but it is a much more durable paint. Many people choose to use oil-based on their trim and doors due to the durability factor.
Sheen is also an important factor to consider when making your paint choice. When choosing paint for your bedroom walls, you want to stick to either flat, eggshell, or satin sheens in most cases. Flat paint will give you a very matte sheen which can be a good choice in a bedroom because it won’t show the marked spots on the walls quite as easily. Plus, it is very easy to touch up flat paint without leaving a noticeable spot on the wall. It is not easy to clean though, so you probably don’t want to use it in a child’s room. Eggshell is somewhere in between flat and satin, it gives a hint of shine to the walls. It is easier to clean than the flat paint, and it gives a very subtle shine to the walls. Satin is a bit glossier than eggshell. It is easy to clean, and it is very durable which makes it an excellent choice for a child’s room. It also adds a good amount of luster for a more luxurious effect.
Once you have decided on a paint type and a sheen, you can move onto choosing the color. This will likely be the most difficult part of the process because there are millions of colors to choose from. Virtually any color that you see in the world can be made into a paint color. Current design trends show that the most popular bedroom colors are either blue, green, purple, or pink. Blue is often chosen because it evokes a sense of serenity, green is a very neutral color that can often be matched to any bedroom decor style, pastel purples add a sense of coziness, and pinks can feel relaxing. Finding your perfect paint color will likely be a lengthy process, but the experts at Maderaworx can help you navigate the tones and the hues to give you the bedroom you have always wanted.
Let Maderaworx help you find the paint you need to complete your bedroom renovation project. We are happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your design ideas with you, contact us today so we can get started on your bedroom wall painting project!