32+ Flavors For Your Home

Ever go into a paint store and are in awe when looking at all the choices of colors? I know it can be stressful at times to decide what color goes best with your furniture or what color you are feeling during that particular day.

Well, there are some tips to help you decide:

#1 Start small  

Start experimenting with the colors. Buy your top five in sample colors and paint a section on the sample wall. Over the week, the choice will be come easier. Maybe you want something to pop out! Maybe you want something calm and relaxing! Looking at colors on the actual wall may just be the tip you are looking for.

#2 Think about the mood

Take some time and think about what the room is used for. Is it going to be a kids room and you want the color to be gender specific. Or maybe it is your bathroom so you want the colors to stand out. Some people enjoy a clam beige or tan in there living room allowing their furniture to make the presentation.

#3 Pay attention to lighting

There are paint stores that have lighting booths so you can see how the light will reflect. Depending on if your lights are florescent, incandescent, or mostly natural lighting from the window can make a big enough difference.

#4 Test your color choice 

Don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone. No matter the color in the beginning, it will most likely grow on you over time. If you’re not ready to have green walls in your living room, then maybe aim for an accent wall. With well placed furniture, you could have the best paint job in your neighborhood.

#5 Follow the color wheel 

A small color wheel is a great reference tool for modifying and intensifying two or more colors in a room. For example, red and green, which are complementary (opposite) colors, are most intense when used together. The color wheel also illustrates the visual temperature of a color.

 

#6 Choose Different Paint Finishes

A single color used on walls and trim takes on new significance when applied in different finishes. For example, wall and trim colors can remain the same hue, but use an eggshell (matte and less reflective) finish on walls and a satin or semigloss on trim.

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