6 Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Color

Painting a room is fun and easy. However, choosing the color may be difficult especially when you are indecisive or have no idea of what works and what doesn’t. Below are a few tips to help you pick the right paint color for your walls.


1. Paint one wall white before picking a color

It may be hard to select a new paint color if your wall is already too bright or too dark. So to be safe, paint your wall neutral white before trying other color samples.

2. Select a color scheme

Gather a few paint chips or a color wheel from your paint store. Hold each color strip against the wall to form an idea about what you like and what works in the room.



3. Choose the color tonality

Every color has an undertone tint. You can either go for warm paint colors such as red, orange, and yellow tones, or cold colors like green, blue, and violet tones. As a rule of thumb, limit your palette to three colors only to give the entire room a cohesive effect.


4. Test light on chosen colors

Lightings affect the appearance of colors painted on your walls. Therefore, make sure to check the color samples at different times of a day, as natural light changes its direction and intensity during the day. Also test different artificial lights on the samples to see how the color will show. A yellow light for instance, will intensify warm colors and dull cold colors. So go for what you prefer.

5. Neutral colors never go wrong

Neutral colors like white, grey, and beige never go out of style. They create a serene ambiance and are appealing and easy on the eyes. They also allow furniture and accessories to stand out better in a room.


6. Bright colors work best for accent walls

An accent wall generally turns the room into a vibrant space. Pick a wall and make it a focal point. Try some color samples on the wall and live with them for a few days to see how they feel. Make sure you select a bright color you won’t get bored of, and then finally paint the accent wall.

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