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Advice from an Interior Designer and a Professional Painter

Are you looking to transform the look and feel of your home’s interior with a fresh coat of paint? Choosing the right paint colors can be a daunting task, but with the guidance of experienced interior designers and professional painters, you can navigate this process with confidence.

Nicole Arnold Interiors and PRO Painting in DFW weighed in on their paint recommendations and tips for choosing an interior paint color. Drawing from their wealth of knowledge and expertise gained from working in hundreds of homes, they offer valuable advice and recommendations to help you select the perfect paint colors for your living spaces.

Understanding the Power of Color

Before delving into specific paint color recommendations, it’s essential to understand the impact that colors can have on the aesthetics and ambiance of your home. Different hues evoke varying emotions and can influence the perception of space. For instance, light, neutral tones such as soft greys and warm beiges can create an airy and spacious feel, while bold, vibrant colors like deep blues and rich greens can add drama and personality to a room. Understanding the psychology of color is important in making informed decisions about your home’s interior palette.

Consider the Natural Light

One of the key factors to consider when choosing paint colors for your home interior is the natural light that enters each room. Natural light can significantly affect the appearance of paint colors, causing them to look brighter or more subdued depending on the intensity of the light. In well-lit rooms, you can experiment with a wider range of colors, including pastels and lighter shades. In spaces with limited natural light, it’s advisable to opt for lighter hues to prevent the room from feeling too dark or enclosed.

Creating Cohesiveness and Flow

When selecting paint colors for different rooms within your home, it’s important to create a sense of cohesiveness and flow. While each room can have its own distinct color scheme, there should be a visual connection between adjacent spaces to ensure a harmonious transition from one room to another. Interior designers often recommend choosing a neutral base color for shared areas, such as hallways and open-concept spaces and then introducing complementary accent colors in individual rooms to add interest and personality.

The Versatility of Neutrals

Neutral paint colors are a timeless and versatile choice for home interiors, and they are favored by both interior designers and professional painters for their ability to create a sophisticated backdrop for any decor style. Shades of white, beige and grey offer a clean, timeless aesthetic and serve as an excellent foundation for layering in pops of color through furnishings, artwork and accessories. Additionally, neutrals can adapt to changing decor preferences, making them a practical and enduring choice for homeowners.

The Impact of Undertones

When selecting paint colors, it’s crucial to consider the undertones present in each hue. Undertones can be warm, cool or neutral and they play a significant role in how a color will interact with the other elements in a room, such as flooring, furniture and lighting. Professional painters and interior designers emphasize the importance of identifying undertones to ensure that the chosen paint colors harmonize with the existing elements in the space, preventing any clashes or visual discord.

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As President of an award-winning Dallas interior design firm, Nicole Arnold has earned widespread acclaim for her ability to “make space meaningful” for the customized, personalized residential interiors and the commercial facilities she designs in some of the most prestigious Dallas area communities. Additionally, she has also completed projects nationally in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arizona, Colorado and New York. She consults and guides custom home builders and realtors so they can enable their clients to visualize their new space. Nicole’s clients benefit from the project management, budgeting, communication, consulting and rapport skills she gained during her highly successful 16-year sales and marketing career with Levi Strauss & Co. Her corporate background enables her to “speak the language” of the executives she now serves. Her leadership expertise has proven invaluable in industry roles such as serving as the president of the Dallas-Ft. Worth chapter and national board member of the Interior Design Society, one of the country’s largest organizations of design professionals. - Contact Nicole at  
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Nicole Arnold Interiors is the premier residential interior design firm in Dallas. For more than two decades, Nicole Arnold has created stylish and sophisticated rooms for residential and commercial clients throughout the Dallas and North Texas metro area. The interior design of each space is timeless, intriguing and softly polished, with just the right amount of luxury and modern sophistication.

As luxury residential interior decorators, we are well-versed in a variety of aesthetics that bring style, value, and functionality to every project. As a full-service Dallas interior design, we offer a personal commitment to our design clients in each aspect of a project’s completion; from space planning, budget definition and design concepts and installations.
13355 Noel Rd Ste #1100
Dallas, TX 75240
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