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How To Choose The Best Paint Color For Your Home
Learning how to choose the best color of paint for your home can help to save you a lot of money, time and frustration. If you learn how to view colors it will really help when it comes time to choosing paint for your house.
The two basic types of colors are cold colors and warm colors. Paint colors that are cool have lots of white in them, whereas warm colors don't. Warm colors have brown in them. This may sound simple or something you already knew, but remembering this distinction will help in choosing colors, and the paint store will generally group their swatches under cold and warm headings. In fact when you get to the paint store, step back to look at how they have laid out the colors.
Pastels are usually cool colors and have a lot of white. Pink is basically a cool red. To warm pink paint up you can add brown to it. This is just an example to show you how you can move from a cool to warm color.
You will most likely want to paint an interior room a color that will go well with your existing decor. Before you head out to the paint store consider whether your decor will go best with a cool, warm or neutral color. If you choose a warm color of paint for the walls but you have a baby blue couch it will most likely clash. On the other hand if you have a leather sofa a warm color wall paint might enhance the warmth of the room and decor.
Another thing to consider when choosing the color of your paint is deciding what you would like it to accomplish. Do you want the walls to be a neutral backdrop or more of an accent? If you are just looking for your walls to compliment or blend in, you might want to choose a neutral paint. If you would like more of a pop, then you will want to choose an accent color that you pick up from your furnishings and decor.
You can also combine accent and neutral paint colors into the same room. You could paint three of the walls in a neutral color and then have one wall painted with an accent color to add some pop and interest. This would be more of a focal wall.
Although it may seem overwhelming when you go to the paint store and see all the swatches and paint chips, keeping these few principals in mind can really help. Keep in mind the cool and warm color distinction. Also spend some time figuring out what your goals are for your painted walls. Do you want them to be just a neutral backdrop or are you looking for a pop? These guidelines can help to cut down on all the anguish people tend to have when trying to choose paint for their interior walls.
One final tip is to be sure to choose a high quality paint. Now that you've gone to all the time and trouble to select the perfect color for your walls, you don't want to skimp on quality.