Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Color.


A few tips for choosing the right paint color.


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Nomadic Desert, Caribbean Coral, Bohemian Black...it’s easy to get lost in the vast sea of paint color options.  Sometimes you need some help setting your compass. Sometimes you need some direction.  Well, as a company who cares about local painters and their customers, we want to be your Magellan.  We want to lead you to the right paint color.  So, with that in mind, here are a few tips for choosing the right paint color.

Patience
Jumping at the first paint color that catches your eye is a simple remedy to feeling overwhelmed. However, like they say, patience is a virtue.  Take your time and shop around.  Try a few different stores.  See what’s out there.  Furthermore, when interior painting, you want to know all the other components of the room before choosing a paint.  Know what carpet, fabrics, and other decorations are going to be in the room beforehand.  Typically, paint color is the easiest to change and the least
expensive.

Keep notes
Before you know it, you’re going to have dozens of paint cards.  Keep your sanity by staying organized. Jot down which ones you like and where you got them.  Also, if it’s not already on the card, make note of the paint brand.  The more information you have, the better off you’ll be.  The last thing you want is to pick a color and not know where you got it.

Take it to the house
The most accurate place to judge a paint color is in the soon-to-be-painted room—not the store. Pick up a few different paint cards and take them home.  Match your top picks directly with the rest of the room’s décor.  See how the color looks against the room’s natural lighting.  Check how it looks under its incandescent lighting.

Get to know your colors
No one is asking you to be an expert, but a little bit of knowledge can go a long way.  Know how paint color affects a room.  For example, a lighter color can expand a small room.  While, on the other hand, a darker color can cozy up a larger room.  Also, you’ll want to become acquainted with different finishes.  While flat finishes have no shine and are ideal for hiding minor surface imperfections, eggshell or velvet finishes works just about in any room, offering a soft glow. Glossier finishes, on the other hand, are shiny and perfect for reflecting more light in a dark area.

It’s your home
At the end of the day, it all boils down to your preference.  You’re the one living there.  If a color makes you happy, you can’t go wrong. Hopefully, though, these few house painting tips provided enough guidance to keep you from getting lost at sea.



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