Your home’s interior has so many rooms and walls ready for your favorite colors.
While choosing the right shades is exciting, it is also somewhat stressful. You know that these colors will define the look and feel of your home, and that brings some pressure with it. You also don’t want to have to rebuy and repaint in a new color.
So choosing the right ones upfront is important.
Today, we look at ways to make sure you choose the perfect paint color for your home.
When choosing a paint color, most people will bring home a swatch to look at in the room.
That’s because the direction the room faces, the amount of natural light, and the other colors in the space will all impact the color you put on the walls. Take it a step further and look at the swatch at different times of the day to further see how light impacts it. Make sure you like the color as much in low light as you do in high light conditions.
Making good paint choices is often about working with the materials that you already have in your home. That’s because you want the home to feel cohesive stylistically on the inside and the outside.
One technique is to match the interior paint colors to your exterior siding. Or you can pull out undertones from kitchen counters, trim and wainscoting to make everything look more in line with each other.
If there is a décor piece you love, from a rug to a piece of art, with multiple colors, use that to inspire your paint selection.
You already know that you like these colors in combination. And, if it feels a bit risky to you, pull out a neutral color for your walls and then use the other tones in the object for other elements of the room.
Do you have your heart set on one or two shades?
There are many tools online that will help you develop a full-color palette from your favorite colors. Many will randomly generate many appealing palettes with what you input, and then you can decide which of the options you like the most.
Online tools and single inspirational objects will often help you keep your undertones the same.
However, if you are making your own palette from scratch or have many competing materials in the home, you may need to consider the undertones of your colors and make sure they are all warm, cool, or you’re comfortable combining the differing tones.
Sometimes you can see the undertone of tricky colors by placing them on white printer paper or by looking at the other colors on the paint chip, as lower colors will be more obviously the undertone.
Don’t rely on all dark or all light colors. Make sure you’re combining them in your space to get contrast and keep things feeling modern.
With all of these helpful tips, you should be well on your way to choosing the perfect paint color for your home. Just remember… when in doubt, go neutral!
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