How to Choose the Perfect Paint Color
-Try to match a color that's already present in your room such as a pillow, blanket, or home décor item. If you don't want to match a color exactly, try to coordinate your new paint color with the existing colors in your space. Your goal is to have everything blend together.
-When selecting a color pay close attention to any underlying tones that may come out. Look at the full range of the sample stick to see if this is the right color family your looking for. For example: Some reds can have to much orange, or too much pink. A purple can have too much blue or to much pink. Just something to think about when looking at paint samples.
-If there are two colors you can't decide on, go for the lighter one. Generally paint seems to look darker on the wall than on the paint swatch.
-If you want a space to feel bigger use whites, pastels, or neutral colors. If you want a space to feel smaller use darker colors. Generally white or light colors look best on ceilings and painted trim.
-For an accent wall I like to select a darker color that's on the same paint stick as your main color. This will help your colors blend nicely and there wont be any underlying tones that will fight against each other.
-When you've narrowed down your paint colors to a few choices, place the paint chips on different walls in the room you'll be painting to test how it looks in different light, whether artificial or natural light.
-An even better option is to buy a pint of a few of your favorites and paint test squares on your walls, or on a large pieces of thick paper. PLEASE wait until the paint has dried to make your final decision, as paint changes color as it dries.
-When you've done all these steps be patient and wait a few days to test the light during different times of day. If the room is empty feel free to bring in a few décor items and sit next to the wall color. This can really help the color come alive and help you get a good sense of how the room might look when completed.
-If your still not sure which color is best email me: Jessica@jessicaharrisinteriors.com I would love to help :)