Painting your home can bring an entirely new look to an otherwise old home. Something as simple as a fresh coat of a different shade can change the way your space looks all together. But while it is easy to get a paint job done with HiPainters, the hardest part of home painting is choosing the right color for your property. Just the slightest mistake when it comes to selection could ruin your home’s aesthetic all together.
Don’t take gambles when it comes to choosing paint colors – take these tips to the hardware store with you to get your hands on the best paint color for your place. When in doubt, HiPainters can help you choose colors.
- Ask for Swatches – The place where you buy your paint will most likely have swatches and samples on hand that they will allow you to take home. Be sure to ask for bigger paint chips so you have more to work with once you arrive at your place. Place it against the wall and try to look at it from afar. You can also set it against some of the furniture and décor you have in your space to see if it matches. For exterior walls, matching the color with your roof is essential if you want to avoid a clashing appearance.
- Start Small – Once you’ve purchased your paint, you should be able to start the painting process. But to be on the safe side, try not to paint bigger walls just yet. You can start with small walls and areas that will take faster to finish and to dry. This will give you the chance to assess whether or not it’s a good color, and if you want to go on with your chosen paint. It also pays to buy a smaller canister of the paint at first, so you don’t end up dunking your funds into a color that ends up unused.
- Consider Light – You’d be surprised how big a difference a little light can make when it comes to colors. Bright, vibrant colors can be made even brighter with light, and dull darker colors can become even less apparent. Consider the lighting in the space that you want to paint and think about how that might affect your chosen colors. As a general rule, bright colors that are highly saturated become much brighter, so be careful to choose colors that are too hard on the eyes especially for highly lit areas.