A lot of thought goes into choosing a color scheme. Whether it’s for your home exterior, the interior of the entire house, just one room, or the colors that will go best with your business, the right color choices will make your home look better, feel more inviting, and make you happy. Selecting colors for your painting project should be fun, not stressful. We provide you with options to make the process easier and allow you to be confident in your color selection.
Do Some Research Before Choosing Interior Paint Colors
Choosing the right interior paint color starts by researching at home before going to the paint store to gather paint samples. You can also Gather inspiration from catalogs, magazines, and online paint store swatches; this will keep you from grabbing too many paint color options on your first trip to the store. One of the most challenging parts of choosing a paint color, at first, is having too many options.
Once you narrow down your paint color choices, return to the store for paint color samples to try at home. This step is essential to finding the perfect color.
A home's fixed features, architecture, style, and surrounding environment are all the elements to consider when selecting your exterior colors.
A home's fixed features are architectural elements that cannot be changed and should be factored into your home's exterior color palette.
Fixed Features Features Include:
Foundation, materials(concrete stone, brick, stucco) style and color roofing shingles, chimney structures, porch, steps, retaining walls, walkways, decks, and patios.
Your color scheme should complete the type of home you have. Colonial, Victorian, Contemporánea, or Cape, consider colors that might enhance your home's architectural style and apply them thoughtfully in order to highlight certain defining features.
Your home’s surrounding environment, landscaping, and natural setting are also elements to consider when choosing your colors. If your home is surrounded by trees, contrasting colors will help it to stand out, while a home with little or no trees will benefit from natural hues, waterfront, desert, urban, or wooded, consider using colors that complete the setting.
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