With virtually endless custom colors and finish options available, it can be a challenge to select paint tones and combinations which will express your personality and look great in your home. If you’ve been putting off a painting project while trying to decide on “just the right shade”, below are a few expert tips to help get you started on the right path.
Colors vs. Neutrals
Bold colors add a dramatic element to your interior and affect the mood of a room. Lighting also plays a key role when introducing colorful walls. And while many of us struggle to find the right shade and depth of color to add to our décor, neutral hues in beige and grey are easier to get right. These classics give rooms a sophisticated look, especially when paired with crisp white trim. You might also consider forgoing color completely. White rooms are fresh and timeless, coordinating with any décor. They allow artwork, furniture, and fabrics to be showcased.
Don’t Get Your Inspiration at the Paint Store
This step is critical – do what the pros do! A little research can go a long way with deciding what look you want for your rooms. Browse the internet and save photos of the rooms you love. Websites such as Houzz, HGTV, and Pinterest are great places to begin your search. Once you have your plan in place and colors narrowed, head to the paint store. Collect paint chips (the larger the size, the better) and invest in a sample size of the colors you like in the finish you wish to use. Testing the paint in your room ensures that you’ll be happy with your choice.
If you’re looking to paint different spaces in your home, begin with the smallest project. It’s the most easily completed and will build your confidence. Find inspiration within the room itself – consider the flooring, finishes, fabric, or even artwork that is already in place.
Still unsure of your decision? Take a look at a designer’s favorite picks! Click here for a link to a great article from houzz.com!
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