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Tips for Making a Confident Paint Color Decision

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

Tips for Making a Confident Paint Color DecisionThe paint color on the interior of your house can make a big difference in how it looks and feels. Because of this, it is easy to second guess any paint color you are thinking about using. If you are finding it difficult to discover the ‘perfect’ paint color for your home there are four tips you can follow to help you make a decision and feel confident in your choice.

Think about how you want your home to feel

The paint color and décor of your home can significantly impact the way it feels. Visualize a house with a warm color on the walls-such as shades of red, orange, or brown- the furniture is plush with curved lines, and the décor is homey. What does that environment feel like to you? Do the words cozy and welcoming come to mind? Next, visualize a house with a cool color on the walls-such as a light gray or blue-the furniture has straight lines, and the décor is minimal. What does that environment feel like to you? Do the words modern, airy, and bright come to mind? These homes feel very different and the color on the wall is a big part of creating that difference. Thinking about how you want your home to feel will help you narrow down paint color options.

Identify a color palette you like

Another option for making a confident paint color decision is to identify a color palette you like. You can look at paint color palettes in and number of different ways. An online search will provide you with a seemingly endless list of options. You can also visit your local hardware or paint store and find color palette options. If you see a palette that catches your attention start your search by exploring the colors included in that palette. This will narrow down the options and help prevent you from becoming overwhelmed.

Get inspiration from the latest trends

There are some home design trends from decades past that leave the modern home owner wondering who could ever make such a design choice. The good thing about paint is that it is a relatively easy design element to change. If you want to go with the latest paint trends in your home you can easily change it later if that particular trend goes the way of popcorn ceilings. The latest trends are a great place to get some inspiration and narrow down your paint color choices.

Schedule an expert paint color consultation

An expert paint color consultation can help you sort through all of the paint options and make a confident choice. When you get an expert paint color consultation you get the benefit of working with someone who knows all of the latest color trends. Working with an expert will allow you to skip the time consuming process of looking through hundreds of paint color samples. During the paint color consultation you will discuss how you want your house to feel and color palettes that naturally catch your eye. The paint pro will listen to your preferences, consider the latest trends, and then present you with options that meet your criteria.

Many homeowners get stuck when it comes to making a paint color choice. You can avoid wasting a lot of time and get on with your paint project by following the tips listed above. Remember, paint color makes a big difference in the way your home looks and feels but it is also one of the easiest design features to change.

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