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How to Choose the Perfect Paint Color for You

Choosing the right paint color for your walls can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! With a little bit of creativity and some helpful tips, you can find the perfect shade to make your space come alive.

Modern bedroom painted dark grey.

First things first, consider the purpose of the room you’re painting. Different colors can evoke different moods and emotions. For example, if you’re painting a dining room, a vibrant red might work well to stimulate appetite and conversation. On the other hand, if you’re painting a bedroom, you might want to opt for something calming and relaxing, like a soothing blue or green. Pro Tip: It’s important to also take into consideration line of sight. If you have an open floor plan home, you will want to consider how different colors will flow together in your space.

Modern living room with beige walls and high white ceiling

Once you have a general direction in mind, take into account the lighting in the room. Natural and artificial lighting can greatly affect how a color looks in a space. To get a better idea of how your paint color will look, test it out in different lighting conditions throughout the day. You might be surprised at how much it can change! Pro Tip: You can sample your colors using a board, which will allow you to move it around the room or other rooms without having to mark up your walls!

Paint sample cards showing shades of purples and reds

If you’re in need of some inspiration, start browsing home décor magazines, websites, and social media platforms like Pinterest. You can also take cues from the colors of your furniture and décor items to create a cohesive look. Pro Tip: We always recommend starting with a color chart for ideas rather than a fan book, which can get confusing with too many choices.

Small bedroom with green accent wall

And don’t be afraid to go bold! If you’re feeling adventurous, consider a statement color for an accent wall. This can add visual interest and personality to a room. Just be sure to test it out first to make sure it’s the right fit for your space.

Finally, before committing to a whole room, test your paint colors. Most paint stores offer small sample sizes that you can use to test on your walls. This allows you to see how the color looks in the room and how it changes throughout the day. Plus, it’s a fun excuse to get a little bit messy and try something new!

By considering these factors and taking the time to test your paint colors, you’ll be able to create a beautiful and cohesive space that truly reflects your personal style and taste. So go ahead and paint the town (or your walls) red!

Looking for professional guidance? Reach out to our team today! We can help you narrow down your color selection and test paint so that your room comes together exactly as you envisioned it!