How to Choose the Perfect Paint Colors for Your Home

Choosing the right paint colors for your home can be a daunting task, but with the right tips and tricks, you can create a beautiful and inviting space that reflects your personal style. To begin, it's important to create a color combination that matches the furniture in your home. This will help create a cohesive look throughout the space. Then, decide on the finish to create an attractive visual effect.

For example, you can use an eggshell finish on the walls and a satin or semi-gloss finish on the moldings. Additionally, consider the feeling you want in the room when selecting colors. You can make small spaces appear larger or more inviting by using similar tones on the walls and moldings.When it comes to choosing a paint color for walls, don't be afraid to go bold! Use a large dose of color to cover walls, moldings and ceiling. Paint large samples on the wall of at least 18 x 18 and look at them during the day and night as the light changes.

To create an interesting and personal space, use a subtle or dramatic visual texture and a broken color. For north-facing windows, choose cooler, darker colors as light enhances certain blues and grays. Look for colors with a little “mud” in them and not pure colors, so that they complement the color of the wall without clashing.Designer David Bromstad suggests choosing colors that are further apart for a dramatic effect. Benjamin Moore's Damask Yellow is a rich, warm wall color that would work well in a variety of decorating styles.

When selecting colors, place them in the room where you are going to use them and consider them with other finishes and fabrics in the space. Sherwin Williams' Alabaster and Farrow & Ball's Stiffkey Blue are two of Ory's favorite paint colors.Choosing paint colors for your home doesn't have to be intimidating. With these tips and tricks, you can create an inviting space that reflects your personal style and makes you feel at home.

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