5 Tips for Choosing a Room Color
Are you having trouble choosing the right paint color for your bedroom, living room, or another room in your home? If so, we know it's no easy task. The color of a room can truly make or break its character, so picking the perfect color is a critical step in the decorating process. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to help move your decision along. Here are five tips for choosing a room color:
Get some inspiration: Before choosing a color to paint the walls, it’s helpful to have a clear idea of the overall mood and look you’re going for. The best way to figure this out is through a bit of inspiration. Reflect back on rooms you’ve entered that left a great impression on you. Look through one or two home decorating magazines and take note of the color schemes that catch your eye. And of course, spend some time browsing the Internet for ideas. Both Pinterest and Instagram are great tools for room inspiration.
Don't start the process with the paint color: You might think that choosing a wall color would be the first step in decorating a room, but this isn't necessarily the case. It can actually be much easier to decide on a paint color after you’ve already decided how you’ll decorate the rest of the room. Having a set furniture style, a large piece of art, or even something as simple as a duvet cover can serve as a guide to choosing a color that's right for the walls.
Take advantage of testers: If you’re stuck between a few different colors, pick up some samples to paint small sections of your room with. A color will sometimes look differently on a wall than it did in your head, so this method will help narrow things down. It’s also helpful to pull over some furniture and other items in a room to see how the decor looks next to the different colors.
Take your time: It’s important to keep a clear mind when making a decision, and we all know how stress negatively affects clear thinking. Don't stress yourself out! The paint colors you're considering aren't going anywhere. Take some time to think about your options and don’t be afraid to ask your friends and family for their advice.
Get a professional opinion: If you’ve tried all of the methods above and still can’t come to a decision, don’t worry. A professional can give you the expert insight you need to make the right choice. At Fresh Coat Painters of Palm Beach, we have over 12 years of experience helping our customers choose the right paint colors and providing them with the highest quality paint jobs.