Color and Comfort: How to Paint a Cozy Home

Plush rugs and warm lighting aren’t the only aspects of a cozy dwelling. In most cases, interior and exterior paint can also have an impact on the perceived comfortability of a home.

Handyman Connection of Fort Collins discusses the importance of paint and colors as a way of making your home seem more welcoming.


Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, there’s a science behind the psychological effects of colors. Certain hues can elicit specific emotions. You may notice a recurring theme in fast food joints where most of the restaurant chains choose either red, yellow, or orange as the dominant color, mainly due to the fact that these shades boost appetite. The same science can be applied to your home. The color blue promotes a sense of calm and tranquility, while white evokes a pure feeling and gives the illusion of a bigger space.

Modern technology also allows you to paint your house with any color imaginable. Choosing the right kind of paint is important in this regard. Generally, you should prime walls and surfaces before painting them. This shouldn’t be a problem, since most local hardware stores carry paint-and-primer variants. The wide spectrum of visible color allows you to choose whichever you prefer for your home, as long as it’s painted on properly.

Curb Appeal

Depending on the look you are after, different paint finishes and textures can add to your home’s curb appeal. However, colors and paint can detract from the overall appearance of a house if not executed properly. Consult a trusted and licensed contractor if you are uncomfortable with DIY house painting, or if you want to execute a particularly complex paint technique.

Making your home comfortable requires a significant amount of planning. It isn’t something you achieve overnight and it takes a lot of trial and error before you get it right. Handyman Connection of Fort Collins recognizes the importance of a cozy home. All of our home improvement project services are geared towards turning your home into a secure and comfortable space. You may contact us at (970) 235-0818.

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