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Choosing Interior Paints

Painting your home yourself or through the services of a professional painting contractor, is a tasking job. It involves a lot of time, money, and work. Like all areas of home improvement, it needs some level of creativity. You also need to pick a design that you’ll be happy with otherwise you’ll end up wanting to repaint after a couple of years.

Over the years, interior paints have come full circle with better durability, and lasting qualities. Therefore, it is always important to pick out the right colour at the start of any interior painting project. Here are some tips to help you pick out interior paint colours for your next interior colour decorating design.

Get a Colour Deck

Most of the major paint companies make use of large colour decks, and they are willing to lend it out to help you chose your paint colours. If you decide to purchase it separately, it can cost you an average of $10.00. It doesn’t matter the company you choose to hire, every paint manufacturer has their own line of paint colours, which is available in a wide colour spectrum.

Find your home’s predominant colours

The most predominant colours in your home can be draperies, furniture, countertops, cabinets, carpets, fireplace bricks and stone, cabinets and tiles. Another area you can get colour ideas from – even though it is typically overlooked – is in your wardrobe. The colours there can have a direct impact on the colours you live with. Open your closet doors, take a look at the general clothing colours, and use that to narrow down your choices for interior paint colour.

Select the Main Wall Colour

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, you’ll need to pick the main wall colour that’ll be used throughout the home. Pick a colour that is inviting and warm, but not too dramatic. You should also pick a colour that compliments your interior without any other added colour. Avoid trying to match a dominant colour already in the home such as your drapes, instead, pick a colour from the same colour family. Certain painting contractors may offer interior colour consultations as a part of your painting services.

Apply Paint Samples

Although interior painting is one of the least expensive interior decorating task, it isn’t exactly cheap. A high-quality interior paint can cost anything from $25 – $50 per gallon. Once the company mixes up the quantities of your interior paint colour choice, you can’t return it, so make sure you’re happy with your choice beforehand. Seeing only paint colour swatches on the colour decks is a close match, but it can still be deceiving. Light plays an important role on how you see colours, so instead, buy or have the paint contractor purchase a quart of colour, and paint a piece of your wall to see how it looks and you’ll know if you’re happy with your choice or not. If you’re not happy with it, you can pick a different choice.

           

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