Choosing the right paint color

By June 14, 2016 No Comments

With summer coming to an end, people’s attention are turning back to sprucing up their indoor space. One way to freshen up your home is by picking a new paint color.

Choosing the right paint color can be a challenging task. You have to decide what you are trying to convey, a bedroom filled with a calming ambiance or a room where all your sense come alive. For example, a dining room painted in a bright color is stimulating and that would be great if you host a lot of dinner parties and love to have lively conversations. Only you can decide the tone you are trying to to set in the room.

If you are redoing a bedroom, I always suggest looking at pictures of bedrooms in different colors and ask yourself “How does that make me feel?” It is easy to love a picture in a a magazine but can you live with that color for the next 10 years?

Paint Color Process

I start by getting two paint memos of my color options. I tape those paint memos on different walls so that I can view them during the day and night. Anything that doesn’t make the cut, gets eliminated immediately.

I look at them over the course of the next few days and when I whittle it down to the top 2 or 3, I start the elimination process again. At this point, I tell my clients to purchase a piece of oak tag. Paint it the shade they are considering and move it around the room.

Spending $50 on paint samples will help to avoid making a costly mistake. Even I’ve been known to have 10 shades of cream hanging on a wall. It’s not easy but finding that perfect shade is just bliss.

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