Choosing the right colors in painting your house is crucial to its overall look. Having a house nicely painted with colors complimenting the design will definitely make it more appealing. So here are 5 tips on how you can choose the right color or colors for your home.
1) STICK WITH NEUTRALS.
Now I’m not saying avoid color all together. Color is good, but you have to first decide where you want the attention in a room to go. If your answer is the walls, then heck, go bold. And if you go bold on the walls everything else in the room should be pretty neutral so that you don’t end up with too many things competing. This is why bold color in a bathroom can work so well because most everything else in a bathroom is already neutral white.
2) UNDERSTAND UNDERTONES:
Use the darkest color on the strip to discover the true color. This will save you from ending up with paint that is too pink, too blue, too yellow, etc.
3) DON’T PICK YOUR PAINT COLOR FIRST.
I know it seems natural to get the biggest things done first, but it is much easier to choose a paint color that goes with your furniture and decor than it is to choose decor to go with a paint color.
4) USE TESTERS.
Buy testers in a few colors shades and paint a large enough area on a few different walls so that you can see how the light hits it at different times of the day. Try your best not to test your paint against white walls cause it will throw the color off. If you have to, just do a larger test area to get a better feel.
6) PICK THE RIGHT SHEEN.
Any sheen in a paint will accent flaws, so if you are trying to mask flaws go with as little sheen as possible.
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