You probably don’t need to be reminded of this, but July – the hottest month in Las Vegas with an average temperature of 106o – is just around the corner. That’s when people in the Las Vegas Valley, from Las Vegas to Paradise to Henderson, go into full “beat-the-heat” mode. Obviously, when it gets that hot we do things differently. We dress differently, we drink more fluids, we even eat differently. We’ll do just about anything to “feel” cooler.
As award-winning painting contractors in Las Vegas, AllPro Painters would like to suggest another way to beat the heat in your own home. Make the inside of your home look cooler than it actually is. Perception is everything, and color has a major impact on how we feel and think. Using the right colors on your walls and in your décor can make that hot Vegas day feel like a day at the beach.
Don’t know what colors to use? We are going to list a few of the most popular below, but if you are still not sure, call us for our free in home color consultation service. When you get to know AllPro Painters, you’ll discover that we do much more than you might expect from a home painting contractor.
Colors That Can Cool Your Home Down
It’s important to remember that the colors we mention here are available in eco-friendly paint and can apply to more than just your interior walls. Furniture, cabinets, built-ins, and window treatments that complement the colors are key to pulling the whole thing off. That doesn’t mean you have to buy new furniture. Pillows, slipcovers, throws, area rugs, even placemats in the right color can change the character to your existing décor.
So, let’s get to it. Listed below are some great ideas using color to beat the heat:
- The kitchen is the most heavily trafficked room in the house, even when it’s too hot to even think about cooking. The key here is to keep it light, really light. If you have dark wood cabinets and drawers, consider painting them bright white. If you have stainless steel appliances you are ahead in the game. White kitchen accessories like canisters help, but failing that, try to use neutral colors.
- Icy blue with a tint of grey projects a cool and relaxing environment, particularly when you add a crisp white to the trim. You can use this color in most living spaces to create a “refuge” from the heat outdoors.
- Keep the sun outside by using window coverings made of natural materials. Wood blinds can be painted. Bamboo and rattan blinds are naturally light and provide a nice accent for neutral wall colors.
- Then there’s greige. Greige is a mix of the two time-honored neutral colors, grey and beige. Because you can make the color as cool or warm as you like by adjusting the mix, greige is a perfect neutral color that can project coolness and complement your furnishings at the same time.
Contact AllPro Today
Keep it light, keep it neutral, and keep it cool. If you would like more information on what works in your home color scheme, pick up the phone and call the residential house painters that thousands of your neighbors trust. Call AllPro Painters today.