4 Awesome Tips When Choosing the Right Paint Colour

By: Paul Simpson

17 May, 2018

Find inspiration

Choosing the perfect shade for any part of your home can be quite challenging. If you aren’t sure what is the ideal shade or theme, find some inspiration in that particular room you wish to repaint. It could be an existing painting hanging on your living room’s wall or an antique furniture piece. Once, you have arrived to a final shade that can be matched with your present interior pieces, go straight to your trusted paint store or any nearby DIY store selling paints.

Talk to the paint store’s specialist

I’m sure the moment you arrive at the paint store, you will come across various shades as well as paint brands that may lead more to confusion on which paint would work best for your repainting project. If this is your first time to do some repainting, talk to the paint store’s specialist. Don’t hesitate to confide your intentions as well as the other goals you wish to achieve on this repainting task. For example, if your present paint makes your home appear smaller than its actual size, inquire what color scheme will make it look bigger and brighter to the eyes of the onlooker, especially if you have plans of selling your home after this makeover. Know the difference between glossy and non-glossy types of paints. Don’t just go for a cheaper paint brand just to save more. Go for a paint brand that has been proven to produce a lasting colour effect and can withstand any wear or tear.

Apply these painting guidelines:

–        If you have found the right shade, read carefully the manufacturer’s painting guide on how to start with any painting project. For example, if you want to produce a warm or cozy effect with your home, warm colours will surely help you succeed on this target.

–        Follow the same colour family. Avoid using contrasting shades that may be harsh to the eyes. As much as possible, use only colour schemes that belong to the same category or family. For example, if you want to use more of the green shades, stick to light and darker shades of green.

–        In case you want to project boldness and express your individuality, but, don’t have the expertise on proper colour coordination, seek the professional advice of an interior designer who has the expertise to play around with colours and make any room or house look at its best.

Go for natural shades

Natural shades that represent organic or nature’s beauty are among the top picks from any painter’s point of view. Choosing natural shades will never disappoint your intentions after a repainting project because natural themed inspired paints can be mix and match with any modern or traditional furniture pieces.

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