Paint color helps make a personal statement

May 7, 2010

Choosing a paint color can be a very difficult task, and is equally important for interior or exterior painting projects. Often times, the tiny paint samples at the home improvement store are not the best way to pick a color. It is not an accurate view and it is often hard to visualize the tiny color swatch on an entire wall. It is important to know what your color preferences are, and what these colors say about you; different colors have different moods associated with them, so an interior color makes quite a statement.

One of the easiest ways to select a color is by looking at things you already love and cherish. What is your favorite article of clothing? Do you love a certain throw pillow? Do you gravitate towards certain color schemes in a store? By answering these questions, you will help identify what colors you naturally prefer. It’s not wise to use a random bold color that doesn’t compliment anything else in your life. Most likely, you will get tired of the color and the novelty of it will fade. Look at the things in your home that you love, and go from there. You are guaranteeing your satisfaction by sticking with a color that already makes you feel good.

Because certain colors evoke certain moods, you will want to determine the vibe of a room in advance. Do you want your bedroom to have a soothing, spa-like mood? Then a cool neutral like blue or green would be appropriate. Do you want your kitchen to have a spicy upbeat feeling? Then a warm red or yellow would be perfect. There are so many color combinations available that you can definitely achieve any mood that you desire. Also, you could always use neutral beige on walls and then accessorize with intense color. This is much less of a commitment when it comes to painting. You could ultimately change the mood of a room with each changing season. Regardless of your preference, it is important to think through your desires before the paint shopping begins. This will make the process more efficient and enjoyable.

Choosing paint colors can overwhelm many homeowners. If you have a plan and know what you like, this should not be an issue. Stick with your signature colors and know your desired mood. By following these steps, you will certainly find the perfect paint for your project.

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