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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Selecting a wall paint color you won't regret.

Before you head to the paint store

1) Don't back yourself into a corner by selecting the wall color first!  Consider your overall plan, begin with drapery fabrics or rugs. Rugs & fabrics need to fit a lot of criteria: style, durability, pattern, budget, and there are thousands of paint colors that will compliment them. 



2) Consider the color tone. For example, in selecting an “off white”, one quickly learns that there are many to choose from! Look for underlying tones – does it have a grey or peach cast?  You probably won’t notice the underlying tone on a 1” square, but it will be painfully obvious once you paint the entire room.

3) If you bring home sample jars, I recommend you apply it to a poster board instead of the existing wall. Try to look at the new color without the current wall color next to it, since the current color can distort the way your eye perceives the new color.

The bronze silk drapes inspired the bronze ceiling paint 

The fabrics and rug were the inspiration for the green wall paints 

4) Know that a qualified Interior designer can advise how to  tweak paint, by adding drops of color, or by reducing or increasing the strength. My best clients have been the ones that spent thousands repainting their rooms several times before they found me!  The exciting thing is, the right color can completely transform your room for very little money!  and Greensboro paint stores have sample size cans available. 
Sherwin Williams Paint Fan 
 The exciting thing is, the right color can completely transform your room for very little money!  and Greensboro paint stores have sample size cans available. If you try out 3' x 2' sample areas, you'll have a much better chance of selecting a paint color you'll love. 

1 comment:

nickerauen said...

I usually always get colors wrong. Thanks for the advice.