7 Steps to Picking Paint Colours for your Home Every Time

August 10, 2016

7 Steps to Picking Paint Colours for your Home Every Time

One of the biggest challenges when renovating your home is choosing the colours of the paint for your home.

Each room has a different purpose and activity and so a different colour is required. 

But there is the same process for each room that will help you pick the right colours.

Here is agood video from Lowes that gives a very good explanation and steps on how to choose the paint colours for each room.

1. Stick To Your Favourites

Choosing Paint for your home

  • Choose colours you love
  • Look at your wardrobe
  • Any favourite photos and the colours in them

 

2. Use Existing Furniture as a Guide 

Choosing Paint for your home

  • Coordinate with your current furniture
  • Look for complimentary colours
  • Consider quieter shades of your favourite colours

 

3. Think About Your Room Size

Choosing Paint for you Home

  • How big do you want the room to feel
  • Dark colours makesa room feel small and cozy
  • Lighter colours create a bigegr and brighter appearance

 

4. Keep an Eye on Nearby Walls

Choosing Paint for your Home

  • What is the colour flow for your home
  • How does your home flow from room to room

 

5. Analyze Lighting

Choosing Paint for your Home

  • Different lights will ahve a different affect on colours
  • Natural light with give the most natural colour
  • Artifical light will change the way you see the colour

 

6. Mood and Function

Choosing Paint for your Home

  • Eat, Work or Play; what is the purpose of each room
  • Need to energise then think about Reds and Yellows
  • For relaxing think about greys and browns
  • Sheen will reflect light and be brighter
  • Flat will give a room a cozy and subtle feel

 

7. Try Samples

Choosing Paint for your Home

  • Always try samples to gain a better feel of how each colour will look.

This is a very good 7 step process to follow when you are looking to paint any room in your house. You need to be comfortable with the colours you choose and like becasue you are the person living in your home.

You can watch the full video below.

 

 

There are 7 steps to help you choose the paint for your home or kitchen renovation.

All the best.




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