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4 Helpful Tips for Picking Interior Paint Colors

4 Helpful Tips for Picking Interior Paint Colors

Does a red room make you feel anxious or excited? Colors can have a strong effect on our mood, emotion and behavior. Also, color selection is a deeply personal decision and often rooted in your own experience. Because of this, the interior paint color selection process can be difficult for many people. If you are having trouble with this process, you are not alone.

We created a list of 4 helpful tips to simplify the interior paint color selection process. If you are still having trouble selecting interior paint colors after you read this article, don't hesitate to call our office and speak with one of our color experts.

1. Find Inspiration

To help you get started, choose a favorite fabric, rug, pillow, drapery, painting or piece of upholstered furniture. Use this inspirational piece and a color deck from your local paint store to pick a main wall color. The paint color doesn't have to be an exact match, just something that blends.

2. Set the Tone

Think about the kind of feeling you want when you walk into the room. Typically you want to create a restful feeling in a bedroom, so soft, cool and neutral colors would be a good choice. However, you might want to create a more dramatic feeling in a dining room with bold reds and stronger colors. There are no hard fast rules when it comes to creating a mood in a room, just make sure it is a color that you can live with.

3. Lighting Makes a Difference

When you have decided on a paint color, it is important to paint a sample of the color on the wall in the room where you will be applying it. You should see what the color looks like during the day and at night. Natural daylight typically shows the truest color, whereas incandescent lighting brings out warm tones and yellows. And fluorescent lighting can cast a sharp blue tone.

4. Finishing Effects

When it comes to selecting a paint color, don't forget about selecting a paint finish. Paint finishes such as flat or matte will be less reflective and show less imperfection in a wall. Flat or matte paint finishes are a good choice for older homes or walls with some damage. Semi-gloss or satins are typically used on trim and will more reflective.

Selecting interior paint colors can be a painful process. If you are still unsure about how to pick a color, you can call our office to schedule a color consultation. Our helpful color experts will take the pain out of picking paint colors and get you on your way to creating the home you always wanted.

We hope you found these painting tips helpful. If you have any interior painting, exterior painting, wall paper, carpentry, power washing, deck refinishing or epoxy floor coating questions, we would be happy to answer them. You can email us at [email protected] or call us at 973-706-6033.

Spectrum Painting and Paper Hanging LLC has been in business since 1989 and is the leading provider of interior and exterior painting services in Wayne, NJ and the surrounding areas. Spectrum Painting and Paper Hanging LLC serves Passaic County, Bergen County, Morris County and in additions to interior and exterior painting services, also provides the following services: wall paper installation and removal, carpentry, power washing, deck refinishing, epoxy floor coatings, and more. Call us today to schedule your FREE estimate! 973-706-6033

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