Its been a while since you’ve painted the interior of your home. Maybe its time. Yet when you’re ready for a change, it isn’t as easy as hiring a painting company and letting them do their job. In fact, the first task may be the most difficult – deciding what color each room should be.
When you hire a painter, you expect them to professionally paint each room. But did you know they are also there to offer advice on what colors to paint? Yet before you potentially hire someone to do the job, do a few things first to have a better idea of your color choice.
Start by looking through magazines to get a good idea of what you like and what you would accept into your own home. Do you like dark colors? Light and airy rooms? Or maybe somewhere in between. Boring white is not something you should use on every wall in your home.
Don’t approach this painting job with a closed mind. Painting something off white because its always been off white won’t give you the fresh new look you’re striving for.
Don’t expect your painting contractor to pick your colors for you. All a contractor can do is make suggestions, listen to your needs and make suggestions based on what he hears. He doesn’t have to live with the color after its painted.
If you narrow down your selection to 2 to 4 choices, consider painting a small area of each color on the main wall in your room. Leave it for a few days and see which color appeals to you in all conditions – daylight, night time light, and everything in between.
Stick with colors that make you happy. Just because a certain color happens to be the “in” color doesn’t make it the right choice for you. If you love blue, gravitate towards blue hues. Its okay to choose a color perfect for you.
Likewise, don’t paint everything a bright color because your friends are doing it. Its good to get inspiration from your neighbor’s new decorating skills. But if it isn’t the right style or color combination for you, leave it at your friends.
Don’t over think the process. In some cases, people never move forward and redecorate a room because they can’t make a decision. Give yourself a time limit and stick with it. Narrow it down as much as possible, then use the professional painting consultant’s guidance to choose.