Choosing paint colours for your walls can be daunting. It’s hard to tell from a 1″ paint chit what the entire wall is going to look like and trying to figure out what the undertones are in a tiny chit is difficult. However, there are a few tips and tricks to help you find your perfect paint colour.
1. Look for Inspiration!
If you don’t have a colour family in mind, aka – you have no idea what to put on you walls, then look in the room for inspiration. Do you have a favourite throw pillow that you want to pull colours out of? How about your existing rug? It is a lot easier to find a great paint colour to match a rug of fabric than it is to find a rug to match your walls. I used this fabric on one of my living room chairs as my inspiration and this rug in our breakfast room to find wall colour.
I chose Benjamin Moore Stonington Grey for the Walls
I chose Benjamin Moore – Sea Haze for the accent wall in the built-ins and Farrow and Ball – Pale Powder for the walls.
#2: Test a Sample on Your Walls
It’s better to buy a sample tin of a few colours then buy a gallon or more of paint and not like it. That way you can also look at how the colour changes from day to night. These tests are from my house…
#3. Ask the Professionals
I can’t guarantee that the teenager working at Home Depot will be an expert in colours. However, if you go into a specialty paint store like Benjamin Moore they should be able to give you advice and ideas.
Painting a room can completely change the look and feel of the space. It is an easy inexpensive way to create a quiet and calm space or liven it up with a splash of colour. Seeing how paint can change a room is one of my favourite decorating reveals. There must be a room in your house that you’ve been wanting to re-paint. Head out to your paint store, use these tips and create a fresh.fabulous.sophisticated space.
Keep it Beautiful.