The living room is the heart of your home. After all, it’s the place where you gather your family and friends to laugh over a good movie, play board games, or relax. Therefore, your living room should be able to reflect your personality and aesthetic preferences. So if you’ve never thought about the color of your living room walls, now is the time to call a local professional painting company for updates.
1. Improve Your Mood
Color theory is a real thing that can affect how you feel at any point in time. Since the living room is a room many people spend time in or pass through, it makes sense to have walls that reflect the mood you want to set. For example, if you use your living room for fun gatherings, especially in the summertime, you may want colors that make you feel energized and excited. So a professional painting company could use colors like orange, red, and yellow that can produce those feelings. What if you prefer to use your living room to relax and unwind? Do you like to practice yoga and meditation in your living room space? In that case, colors such as blue and purple are the ideal choices, as they are heavily associated with calmness and relaxation.
2. Protect Walls
Did you know that your walls need protection? Applying paint on your walls isn’t just for aesthetic purposes. It also protects them from moisture stains, dust, mildew, dirt, and other issues that can happen over time. Luckily, a professional paint team understands the best paint to use and can apply several layers as well as a sealant coat to ensure the utmost protection for those walls. When you repaint your living room or other rooms on a regular basis, you’ll be able to prevent those problems and help your walls avoid damage over time. Professional painters may even have access to special types of paints that are antibacterial or anti-mold.
3. Change Your Style
When it comes time to change your style, you should go beyond switching out your wardrobe. You should also consider what the rooms in your home look like. According to Statista, over 50% of American homes were built before 1980. If you live in such a home that hasn’t been updated since then, you’re certainly long overdue for an upgrade. After all, trends come and go, so if you still have up the old wallpaper in your modern-day living room, it may be time to have professional painters scrape it off and give it a nice new paint job. There are many trending colors to consider, such as Palladium Blue, grays, beige, and taupe, as well as various shades of green. You could also use a color that matches your current furniture or use a variation of your favorite color. There are different paint finishes to use, such as texture, glossy, or matte. If you prefer more neutral-colored walls, such as white or beige, you can spice this up with bold trimming.
4. Add to Home Value
For most homeowners, a home purchase will be the largest investment they’ll make, so adding to the value matters. One of the ways you could always improve your home value is with a fresh coat of paint inside and outside the home. So if you plan on selling your home any time soon, why not start by painting your living room and any other spot that needs it? Fresh paint can attract more buyers as it can make the home look newer than it really is, and it also sends a message that you’ve done a good job in maintaining it. First impressions matter, and when people come in to view your home, you want them to be impressed and to continue to look further. Plus, if you have the walls in a color that might be too bold for some people, you could always play it safe and repaint it over in a neutral hue that most people will feel safe with.
5. Cover Small Damage
Regardless of how careful you are, your walls can still suffer small damage over the years. It’s easy for your walls to get little dents, holes, scratches, and cracks over time. Even something as simple as putting a picture on the wall will leave nail holes behind when you move that picture to a new location. Luckily, a fresh coat of paint can hide all of these imperfections to make your wall look as smooth and flawless as it did from the beginning.
6. Create a New Atmosphere
Earlier we discussed how color can affect your mood. Well, newly painted walls can not only make you feel a certain way, but they can also change the overall atmosphere of the space. For example, maybe your living room is smaller than you would like. Painting it the right color can give it an air of openness. Normally, lighter colors like white or off-white are good for creating a larger sense of space while darker colors or earth tones can make things feel more intimate and cozy. If you’re going for a more elegant and sophisticated living room, a neutral gray is a great option.
7. Express Your Personality
Just because you’re living room isn’t your bedroom doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put your personal aesthetic into it. You can be just as creative with your living room space as you can with any other room in your home. So if your favorite color is purple, go for it. If you want a bold accent wall in red, who says you can’t put it right in your living room? A professional painting company can help you achieve the look that says whatever you want to say about your personality. Whether you want to express artistic boldness or quiet introspection, the living room color can help create that essence. In other words, you don’t have to be an artist in order to express yourself with color when you paint your living room. Just give your professional house painting company an idea of who you are when you have the consultation, and let them express your creativity for you.
8. Good Return on Investment
According to Opendoor, interior painting can result in a greater return as high as 107%. That means the money you put into painting your living room can end up coming back to you upon our resale. In addition, painting is one of the more cost-effective ways to upgrade your home. When you hire a professional team to do the job, they know how to quickly and efficiently paint your walls. So, it’s a type of renovation that won’t cost you as much time or money as other upgrades can.
Hiring a professional painting company to renovate your living room can bring joy to your home. According to House Grail, 88% of homeowners express a desire to stay home more often after painting a room. You can extend the life of your living room walls by protecting them, covering up any damage, as well as finally having a room that shows off your favorite color. When you’re ready to make such an upgrade, our team at Peacock Services Home Improvement is here to help. Contact us today for a free estimate.