Have you ever fallen in love with a paint color at the store on a paint swatch, only to paint your room with it and feel nothing but shock? We’ve all done it.
How are you supposed to tell what an entire room will look like based on a 2×3 sample you hold in your hand?
To start, never choose a paint color from a swatch alone. Tiny swatches may look good in the store, but what you see is not always what you get. Take your time when selecting color.
When you have a color in mind, choose a variety of sample paint swatches within the tone and hue you are considering. Bring them home and observe them in the room you’ll be painting.
Its important to view colors at different times of the day. Morning light is different than afternoon light, is different than the artificial light from your lamps.
Also take the sample paint swatches and compare them to things that will remain in your room. Will the hue for your wall match the tone of your furniture? Will it bring out the color in your accessories, or clash?
As you start making choices, you’ll quickly see a trend in what you are selecting. You may determine that you like whites with a green undertone, or a blue with a gray base.
Once you start honing in on a color, visit the paint samples one more time. You may have missed a selection of paint chips the first time around when you were more broad based with your selection. Now that you know you’re looking for a particular hue, pull things in the range you’ve narrowed it down to and head back home to start the testing process once again.
In many cases you’ll wind up with a selection of paints you can’t make a decision about. When you get it down to two to four, now is the time to call in your professional painter.
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He can supply you with small samples of each color. Paint a section of the wall in your room of each color and live with it for a couple of days. Make sure you focus in on the color morning, noon and night, in artificial and natural light.
Very quickly you’ll gravitate to one color. This is your final selection. This is the color that will resonate with your moods, blend with your décor. It will be the one you’ll be happy with now and well into the future.
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