So, you’re standing in the home improvement store, staring up at a kaleidoscope of paint chips. You’re trying to select that perfect shade of azure, emerald, coral, or beige from what feels like thousands of options. You might be looking for something that will make an accent piece pop, or you could be trying to match a fabric swatch or piece of artwork. We know from experience just how difficult choosing paint colors can be. This predicament begs the question, “How can you make this decision easier?”
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3 Tips for Choosing Paint Colors That Are Perfect for Your Home
Finding a new shade for your space is always a challenge. To help get you started, here are a few recommendations for how to choose paint colors for your home interior. If you’re in a time crunch, consider choosing paint colors with apps or using online tools from Sherwin-Williams.
Keep an Open Mind
It’s easy to get your heart set on a specific shade, only to realize it’s completely wrong for your space when you paint the sample color on the wall. But, don’t get discouraged! It often takes a few samples and a couple of variations of your dream shade to find “the one.” Lighting, furniture styles, fabric tones, and a variety of other factors can change the way a paint color appears. When choosing paint colors for your home, be sure to keep an open mind.
Test and Retest Your Samples
One of the best recommendations from HGTV’s 10 Tips for Picking Paint Colors, is to test your paint choices on a large scale. Instead of using the small paint chip from the store, ask for a sample jar of paint and pick up a poster board. Then, when you get home, paint the poster board with your sample shade. That way, you’ll have a much larger swatch to work with that you can move from one wall to another. It will be easier for you to note how the large color sample looks at different times of the day, under different lighting, as well as next to your fabric choices, furniture, and other design elements.
Consider Hiring an Expert
Are you totally overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin? Save yourself some stress and seek the guidance of a professional! It’s easy to get stuck when you know what mood or feeling you’d like to achieve in a room but can’t figure out what elements you need to create the desired effect. That’s when you need an expert. The Lowcountry is filled with talented interior designers and skilled painting contractors with plenty of experience choosing paint colors. Let them guide you toward the options that will enhance your home the most.
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