Choosing the right color for your interior is quite a challenge. There are so many colors you like, but eventually you only need a couple off colors for your interior painting idea.
Before you finalized and choose the color scheme, you have to complete the whole interior painting idea first. Wallpaper, fabrics and accessories has to be finalized before the color scheme.
Take all the fabric, carpet, tile, wall paper sample etc when you go shopping for easy reference.
Look all the colors carefully, and always revert back to the big picture of your interior painting idea. Choose the colors if those colors are still in the direction you’re headed.
Consider which paint finish might be best for your interior painting idea. Matte or flat finishes hide wall imperfections, but glossier finishes will reflect more light.
There are warm color (orange, red, pink, etc) and cool color (blues, greens, violet, etc). This type of color can help you to select the right tone for your interior painting idea
It is always good to make a note behind the color cards, the name of the store where you picked it up. Sometimes you find the perfect color, but you can’t remember where you got the sample.
Check the paint sample under natural light to make sure this is the right color for your interior painting idea. But the best is, take it to the room where you will use it along with the fabrics and the accessories.
Light colors are usually most pleasing for a ceiling, because ceilings are seen in shadow. If you’d like the ceiling to match the wall color, buy ceiling paint one or two shades lighter than the wall color (on its color chip). Or, dilute your wall color with white paint in a ratio of 25% color to 75% white.
You might need a few days to getting used to your new room color that came from your interior painting idea. Sometimes, new color can look out of place in an empty room. Put some furniture, fabric and finalized with your accessories. You will surprised to see your new room color harmonizes with other room elements


Besides helping you to perform your job done easily, interior lighting in your home can also set up your mood. Different lighting design can create cozy feeling, dramatic look, highlight the artwork etc. You can start to consider what kind of activities & the mood you want to achieve before you plan the lighting design for your home interiors.
I have some example for the type of exterior and interior lighting that might be able to help you create your lighting design idea, for instance, the chandeliers. Chandeliers provide a focal point in the décor of your living room area and are functional as well.
Another type of interior lighting is vanity lighting. You have to be careful when placing the vanity lighting. Lighting above the mirror should be centered over the sink to prevent shadowing on your face. When mounting fixtures on either side of the mirror, mount them no further than 30 inches apart to avoid shadows and approximately 65-70 inches above the floor.
Outdoor lighting is able to enhance the character of your home. It also can help to create safety and security. Choose the correct size fixture for the scale of your home by visualizing how the fixture will appear from the street. If the fixture size is too small, the presence of your home will reduce. Choosing the right type of lighting fixture for your interior lighting is also important. For example, if you want a cozy feeling inside your bedroom, I suggest you to use the indirect lighting on your ceiling.