I know that all my interior designers agree–picking a paint color is seriously rough! And it should be! When picking the paint color of a room, you are giving it an identity of it’s own, and creating the bones of your design project.
Don’t believe me? Remember that one time; that one time that you painted your laundry room a horrendous mustard yellow? And it didn’t turn out quite the way that you’d hoped? Repainting can be a nightmare, but with these tips and tricks, you’ll never have to repaint again!
If you are having trouble with choosing a color scape from your home, start small instead! Planning big can be tough, but if you start your focus on a small laundry room or craft area, you can choose a color that’s perfect for a specific space. It’s always easier to bite off small bites rather than a large chunk!
Make sure that you test your desired paint color in every corner of your room! How is the lighting in the area you wish to paint? Is it dull? Incredibly bright? Test your paint in all kinds of lighting, because light ALWAYS effects the end outcome of your shade. Plan ahead with these lighting tips and tricks from HGTV.
If you are heading to Home Depot, Hardware World, or Lowe’s, it’s always important to understand the paint color jargon. For example: hue is what we call a color (ex. RED is the hue of this wall. So, it’s the color) If you want to change to saturation, ask to lower the color of the hue. And always remember: the “intensity” setting will help to balance out the coloring found in your feature.
Always test your color before painting the entirety of your space. If you think you love the color, make sure you love your choice in shade by running it through the eHome virtual home tour. It’s a website that allows you to change the colors of your “virtual” home before actually commiting to the color. You can even do this with furniture pieces!
If you are hoping to paint a major room of your home, the best advice I can give you is to walk into the other room directly next to the one you wish to paint! If you recently painted your baby’s nursery, use it as a basis to decide the color for the next room. Make sure you keep in mind how the different colors of paint will “flow” from one room to another!
When I was remodeling my home, I never even considered choosing different paint finishes to give my home some personality. Of course, wall and trim colorings should be those of the same hue, but an eggshell finish will look fantastic on walls and tiny areas of trim throughout your home. The different paint finishes will give your home depth.