Choosing the best paint color

Image result for choosing interior paint colorsChoosing the best paint colors for your home is enough to make anyone mad! It’s just a simple question.
What color should I paint my living room?
How do I use unique colors in various rooms and still make it all look great together? How do I know I will like it when I’ve completed? How long will I enjoy it? There are so many questions and even more options to select from!
All this can be intimidating so most people just give up and choose a version of white. It is a neutral, but usually it feels a bit less than personable, right?
We want colour! We need color!! Rooms seem more inviting because color somehow seems more alive. Zillow posted an article last week that mentioned how homes even sell better when they’re painted certain colors.
First, collect choices.
There are several sites that will’assist’ you pick a color. They show you how many diverse choices they have and a number of them can even show you exactly what it will look like on your room. This truly is super useful, IF you want to figure out how their program works. You can grab a handful of possibilities at a nearby hardware store, or you may look through magazines or online and save the colors that you like best. I’ll show you how you can narrow it down, do not worry.
Secondly, consider the mood you want in the area. Relaxing? Energizing and uplifting? Socializing?
Then, have a second and consider what you’ll look like when you’re in the room.
I understand, this is only a little bit unconventional. But really, do you ever notice that when you take a selfie, you look better with colour in your background? Like the blue sky, or flowers, or a possibly a trendy red vehicle.
How many of us run around the house, or even outside in the yard to take a quick selfie where the background color of a tree or the sky makes us look better than the dull white bathroom wall? When we feel we’re at our best we’re happier and recharge from the world much more quickly.
Fourth, figure out which colors complement you personally.
Some folks look great in colors of blue, and others seem best in shades of orange. It only requires a few minutes to discover which color looks best on you.
Some Steps to Help Pick the Best Colors
Step 1 – Figure out which skin tone and hair color you have and then get suggestions of colors that will look best with your particular skin tone. Yes, like cosmetically. These tips will give us a wonderful variety of colors which we can use as a palette to choose from.
Having this original palette is a great start as it really narrows down the choices.
Step 2 – Now that we know which colours make us look our best, we need to consider the purpose of the room we’re painting.
Which room is it, and how do we want to feel when we are in it?
It would be wise to also think about the colors that are already in the furniture upholstery and artwork. We can match those to the closest shade in our new palette.
Coordinating colors always seem’put together’, like we know exactly what we are doing.
Once you know the main colors that make you look best, and match with upholstery or drapes which you like, Adobe has a cool Color Wheel tool. You can take your colors to the wheel and plug them in one at a time and it will show you which colours will complement or match with the one you have selected.
On my site I have explained in a bit more detail about color theory and how it subtly affects our moods. When you have your color choices narrowed down to 3 or 4, then you can take them to one of those websites which allow you to load photos of your room and then examine the color out in pictures.
This will make it far more easy to decide which color to use.
If you like the idea I am sharing here, take a look at my site for a more detailed description. There is also a movie with more thoughts and links to the cool tools that I’ve mentioned here.

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