Tips For Choosing the Right Paint Color For Your Home

March 11, 2022 2 min read

Tips For Choosing the Right Paint Color For Your Home

Paint color has a major impact on the overall look and feel of a room. Homeowners know this and, as a result, they tend to struggle with the task of selecting a color. If you’ve been staring at the same paint swatch for weeks, we bet you could use a little bit of guidance. Here are a few tips to help you pick the right paint color for your space!

Find Some Inspiration

Before you dive into the nitty-gritty of deciding between shades that seem more and more alike the longer you stare at them, find a little bit of inspiration to guide you. This inspiration can come from any number of places. Perhaps there is a beautiful pillow you want to incorporate into the room, see if you can pull some colors from there. Maybe a piece of art caught your eye as you walked past a gallery. Grab a photo of it and select a few colors to use in the room. Pinterest and other websites are also full of great interior decorating inspiration. If there is a room you really love, save a photo of it and bring it with you to the paint store. 

An experienced professional can help you narrow down your color options from there. Still struggling to find the right color combination for you? Mother Nature tends to create the best palettes. So, take a walk outside and see if you can find your inspiration there.

Test It Out

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, it’s important to test out the paint before you select the final colors. This is because paint color can look different once it’s up on the wall. You’ll also want to see how the natural lighting in the room impacts the overall look of the color. 

The furniture and color of the flooring in the space can also change the way the color looks once it’s up on the wall. So, see how all of the pieces come together and make sure that you like the overall look before you move forward with painting the rest of the space.

Adjust As Needed

If you get your paint color up on the wall and you’re not sure that you love the way it looks, don’t abandon your idea altogether. Often, homeowners abandon their design ideas if they don’t work out the first time because they think they’re on the wrong track. In fact, the paint color often just needs a small adjustment. Try one shade darker or one shade lighter to see if that changes the look of the room. You may be one small adjustment away from executing your vision.

Speak With A Professional

Picking the right paint color for your space can be tough. But, if you have a little bit of inspiration you’re already halfway there! Book an appointment with a paint specialist at Standard Paint & Flooring so we can help you bring your inspiration to life. A Pinterest-worthy home is only an appointment away!

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