Everyone has different tastes but a good rule of thumb is to take your furniture and light into consideration when choosing a paint color for a space. Searching for a paint color can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to take when making your decision.
Figure Out What You Like, Not Just What’s Popular
Magazines and Pinterest boards are a great way to brainstorm ideas but it is important to choose a color you really like versus a color that is seen in all the trendy media. Trends of course should be used as inspirations. When you are browsing colors, look for something that provokes the mood of your space, speaks to your personality, and find appealing.
Take Your Furniture and Décor Elements Into Account
If you are living in your home now, then you do not have a blank space. You will need to take into account your furniture, hardwood, tile, or carpet. These are things that you will not change, so the paint color must compliment them. If you are starting with a new home, you still need to make sure the furniture that you choose and the decor elements fit with the paint color. You can choose a paint color and then choose furniture and accessories based on your color.
Test Your Colors in Your Specific Light
Lighting in every space is different. Light and color play off each other and can change throughout the day. You need to make sure you like the way the color looks both day and night. This basically means it looks good in both natural light and artificial light. Add a paint color to your wall and live with it for a few days. This can help with making the final decision. Remember northern exposure results in a cooler look so a warmer paint color will help balance out the lack of natural light. Southern exposure will go great with neutral colors.