Antique furniture is a beautiful style element in any home, but it does not always match the color of walls well. Though the boring white or beige walls might not clash with the furniture, it also does not add anything to make the house look more exciting or interesting. Painting the walls to match antique furniture is not hard, but it will take a little creative thinking to ensure the colors do not clash.
Consider the Space
Before trying to match the paint color to the antique furniture, it is important to look at the space first. The space is a key element of the best types of colors to open up the room and make it feel warm and welcoming.
A space that has large windows or a large space can opt for any color, including dark shades. Smaller spaces or areas that have small windows are best designed around light, airy colors. The lighter colors will help open up the space and make it feel inviting despite the smaller size.
The space is a key part of finding the best paint for the room because it must match the needs of the area. If the room is small, a dark color will make it feel stifling and uncomfortable. A room with only a little natural light will have a similar problem due to the lack of windows.
Look at the Furniture
The antique furniture is the next step of getting a matching color. Antique furniture might vary in design based on the room and the particular piece. Matching the walls to the furniture does not necessarily mean painting it the same color, but rather finding colors that will look good with the design and shade of the furniture.
Look at the color of the furniture carefully. When looking at the color, strive to find any accents that might work well as a wall color. For example, an antique that has a slight reddish tone from using cherry wood would need colours that match the reddish shade like black, dark brown or a light beige. Avoid clashing colors like orange or pink that will only draw attention to the fact that the wood does not match the walls well.
When looking at the furniture, pay attention to the base color as well as the accents. The base color is the part main shade in the furniture. For example, an antique table made from wood might have a main color of a light tan shade while the accents in the wood rings are slightly darker brown.
Select a Color
The final part of painting to match the furniture is picking out a color. A trip to the local paint store will literally provide you with any color imaginable. Primarily you will be looking for colors that will look good with the furniture based on the base and accent shades in the furniture piece. Those who are unsure about colors can bring small samples and compare the color to the antique furniture.
Matching the walls to the antique furniture is about finding complementary colors. It does not need to have the exact same color to match; instead, it needs to look good against the base and accents in the antique furniture.
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