How To Choose A Paint Color That Will WOW Your Friends

April 5, 2022

Picking the perfect paint color for your home can be tricky—it’s not a one-size-fits-all thing. But with the right tips, you can pick a paint color that will make your friends say “wow!”.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Think About What Mood You Want To Create

Decide on the overall vibe you want for your home. Do you want it to be cozy and inviting? Bright and airy? Sleek and modern? Once you have an idea of the feeling you want to achieve, start browsing paint colors that fit that vibe. For example, dark green will give you calming vibes, while light blue will make your space feel more open and airy.

2. Narrow It Down To Your Favorite Colors

Don't try to pick from the entire spectrum of colors. Instead, focus on a few colors that you really love and see if any of them fit the mood you’re going for. Use these as guides and follow your style. 

3. Keep An Eye On The Surrounding Walls, Furniture, And Accent Pieces

While you want each room to have its own unique personality, you also want the colors in your home to flow together. This will create a cohesive look and make your home feel like a true reflection of you.

If your room has a lot of different colors, avoid using loud dominant colors on your walls. You can go wild if that's your thing, but keep it safe by using minimal colors.

4. Consider The Lighting

Colors are different in different types of light. So, if you have a room with bright windows, you’ll want to choose a color that will look good in natural light. If your home has mostly artificial light, you can be a little more daring with your paint choice. The dark color will look richer and more sophisticated under these lights and make the room feel cozier.

5. Understand Undertones

If your wall does not look like how you envisioned it, it might be because of the undertone. For example, not all white paint colors are created equal. Some whites have a warmer, yellow undertone while others have a cool, blue undertone. The same is true for other colors. Understanding the undertones of your paint color is key to making sure it looks its best in your space.

6. Test It Out

The best way to see the undertones is to test them out. Use a small sample or paint a large poster board in the color you’re considering. Check how the color looks in different areas of your home, at different times of day, and under different types of lighting.

So, now that you know a little more about how to choose the perfect paint color for your home, get started on finding the right one for you! And don't forget to have fun with it. After all, this is your home and you should love the way it looks.

Consult With Professional Painters Today!

The residential painters at Pristine Painters understand the importance of finding the right colors for your home. Whether you need interior or exterior painting services, we have the expertise and tools needed for a high-quality paint job.

When you need a painter in NYC, you need Pristine Painters. Call us at (347) 618-7787 to schedule a consultation!

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