Are you having difficulty picking the right paint color for your house? In this blog, I will share advice for choosing paint colors. I won’t tell you what color you should pick, but I’ve looked at many homes and seen people’s colors.
Today, I am here to give you my top three tips when you’re going through picking the right paint colors by yourself.
I don’t recommend searching for paint colors on the internet using your phone or computer since the color might not be consistent. The colors won’t be accurate and may not represent the exact color. So, my first advice in choosing the paint colors is to personally go to a store to check the little one-by-one-inch square cards.
If you go to significant paint stores, you can pick up a whole color deck, and you could have about 2,000 colors that cost about $30 to $50. You might want to consider this, especially if you have a taste for picking colors. You can also keep and use the color chart for your next painting project.
My advice for choosing paint colors is to go one lighter than the original color you picked. Although you have a chart, you’re looking at it in person. The color might look different once you put it on. For instance, if you have a 12 by an 8-foot wall, the color may look darker since you’re painting a more significant section.
It also depends on the lighting in your house, as the shadow could make it look darker. So before buying the color of your choice, you must first consider where you’re going to put it. If you plan to paint a big wall or darker room, this advice is a massive help. You already know what it would look like in the actual setting.
The last tip that I will tell you is to use contrasting colors. While this advice specifically goes for accent walls, it also applies to the whole house. Some people will use colors that don’t give the accent wall one or two shades darker than the primary wall color. Because of this, you won’t even notice the color difference due to a lack of contrast.
Sometimes, you can’t tell the shade is different because of lighting and shadowing. I had a client, and we touched up in the house. I didn’t notice that they had little nooks in the basement that were an accent color. Lighting is one of the things that gets overlooked when picking paint colors.
You couldn’t even spot the accent color unless you looked at the corners. I also checked the work order when we did the project, and there were two different colors. I didn’t even notice that because they were too close.
If you want to have two different colors, don’t go on to the shades that are similar or too close on the color chart. Your contrasting color may not stand out as you imagine, and you can’t tell whether they are different. Compare each color first, especially if you’re choosing accent colors.
Those are the top three pieces of advice from The Picky Painters in Cleveland, Ohio. If you are in the local area, you can call us, and we’ll give you a fast, free, and easy estimate. We could also provide you with pricing before you commit too much time.
Just book an appointment with us. It may only take five minutes, and we’d be able to tell you how much your project will cost.
Once you reach out to us, we will ask for some pictures of the area you want to get painted. Photographs and information will help us bring you pricing for the project. We always make sure that you’ll have a smooth transaction with us.
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