How to Pick the Right Paint Color for A Room

How to Pick the Right Paint Color for A Room

How many times have you wanted to paint a room but stop short in your tracks because you fear that you will choose the wrong color?  If you’re deciding on which colors to choose in your home, you may find the following tips helpful.  New to DLM Remodeling’s list of home improvement services, is interior painting.  Their highly trained technicians have the knowledge and tools to get the job done right.  Contact DLM Remodeling for a free in-home consultation and estimate, and finally get the home of your dreams!

When deciding on the perfect paint color for a room…

Consider the elements in the room – Flooring, rugs, furniture, and upholstery can all suggest a color direction, make the wall color the last thing you choose.  There are thousands of colors to choose from and it’s easier to find a wall color that matches a rug, than a rug that matches a wall color.

Consider the mood you want to set – Do you want the room to feel calm and peaceful, such as a bedroom, or do you want it to have an energizing vibe, such as a family room?  Deciding on the mood that you want to set in the room is a great place to start and will narrow down your color options.

Consider the size of the room – In smaller rooms, sticking to lighter colors will make them look bigger and create an open, airy feel.  Although, this doesn’t mean that the room has to be strictly white.  Paint a colorful accent wall, or tone it down with some darker furniture or accent pieces.

Take paint samples home – Home improvement stores often add extra lighting in their paint isles.  Make sure you know how the paint will look under the lighting conditions in your home.

Don’t examine a paint sample against a white wall – The way a color looks is affected by the colors surrounding it.  By comparing samples against white often causes them to appear darker, prompting many people to choose a lighter color.  Try comparing samples against furniture or flooring for a better perspective.

Check painted areas in natural AND artificial light – When testing out a paint on a wall in your home, make sure to view it at different times throughout the day.  The way a color may look in the morning in natural light, may look completely different at night in artificial light.

Take into account how your rooms flow – There should be cohesion between rooms that give way to one another.  Decide on a desired breaking point between each room before you start painting to create and even flow throughout your home.

Use a personal color viewer – This is an easy-to-use interactive color visualization tool that allows you to view how different colors will look in a room.  By uploading your own photos, or choosing a number of images available online, you can quickly go through thousands of colors to find the perfect one.

Invest in kid-friendly – If you have little ones in the house, consider using a high quality, washable, low-VOC paint, in a semi-gloss finish.  This will ensure for easy cleanup if your children decide to use the walls as their own personal canvas.

The overall decision on paint color is very personal.  Your home should reflect who you are and what you love.  As long as you pick colors that make you feel happy, you can’t go wrong.  Don’t be scared! Paint is not permanent and you can always change it!