Maybe I’m being a little overdramatic, but color is important. It’s one of the first and lasting impressions a visitor has of your home. Are you having a hard time choosing paint colors?
I have some tips to think about when you get ready to choose:
- Don’t use too many colors – White and beige aren’t the only wall paint colors. I’m so glad that you want color on your walls. Please don’t use every color in the rainbow. Your room will look like a crayon box and headaches are a real possibility! (Yours, mine, your visitors.)
- Don’t go too bright – Stay away from the glaring neon side of the color spectrum. You don’t want it to look like the circus is in your house. You or your guests may not die from it, but you never know.
- Buy YOU in paint – What? That’s what I said. Choose paint colors that reflect your personality. Don’t choose color based on what the trends are if that doesn’t fit who you are and what you love. You won’t be happy. Trust me.
- Decide on a complete color scheme – Don’t go out and buy the one color that you love for the walls and leave it at that. Choose the colors for your entire room. What color will the furniture, rugs, trim, ceiling, etc. be? Plan your design!
- Choose the correct finish – Matte and flat wall paint will hide imperfections in your walls and ceiling, and glossier paint will reflect more light.
- Buy samples – When you have narrowed down your choices, but a few sample cans of each color that you like. Paint small squares of at least 12 inches on the wall in the room you will be painting. Leave it there for a few days so you can see it at different times of the day and at night. I’ve done it. It helped. (And no one died)