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Trouble Picking Paint Color?

Written by Ann Bridgman

Have you ever made a mistake on a paint color?

Many of my customers find me for color consultation because they don’t want to make the same mistake again. Here are a few ideas to help you pick the right color for your next project!



The color of your walls should be a backdrop for what is going on in the room.
If nothing else is going on (i.e. in a powder room), try a bold color. But if you really want your furniture and accessories to be “the story”, your wall color may need to be a quieter character. Just because you like the color on the chip does not mean it is right for the wall.

Choose wisely

How we view color is affected by EVERYTHING!
I believe it is best to get the large 8″ x 8″ color chips from the store, rather than the sample sizes of paint to test your final options before committing. This is because your perception of the color will be affected by the lighting on that particular spot on the wall, on that particular time, on that particular day. You need to be able to move your sample around the room, throughout all parts of they day. Additionally, because how you see the color is affected by the colors that surround it, always view it against white, or against the colors it will truly “touch” in the room.

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