How to Select a Paint Shade for Your Walls?

Figuring out which colour you want to paint your walls can often be a bit of a frustrating process for most people. Not only are there are so many colours to choose from (some of them barely any different from other colours), it can also get confusing because the colour you selected may not be right for the space once you physically see it on the walls. And that would mean you have to decide on another colour and the process starts all over again.

Consider Permanent Features

You cannot ignore any fixed fixtures whether wooden or metal. You have to take account of all the permanent features of your home for example a big beautiful brick fireplace, oak shelves, stained hardwood floors, an exposed wooden beam or white granite countertops. The paint colour you select cannot clash with or take the focus away from any of these features otherwise everything will look just a bit more chaotic than you might have planned for it to be. If you have dark-stained wooden floors, then chose a colour that matches it in hue or tone. The paint can enhance the look of your room if it is a colour that emphasizes the main pieces of your space.

Paint Later

Do not paint the walls immediately. First, you need to get an idea about what furniture, lampshades, carpets and curtains are going into the room. Once you know the colour palette of the furniture in the room then you can proceed with picking a colour that does not take away from the other items in the room. Do not hesitate to consult Brisbane painters about which shades on the colour wheel will work for your home and which will not. For example, the colour blue oddly enough goes with orange. After they help you select the colours they can then paint your space for you.

Test It Out

Always test the colour in the space before you commit to having it on your walls. All you have to do is paint a tiny area of the room, step back and take in the entire space. Although you can just re-paint your walls if you do not like the colour, it is a costly affair so please just test it out first. Go for colours that look timeless so you will not have to keep repainting.

With these tips and tricks, the whole process of selecting what colours to coat your walls with will become less stressful for you. Either way just try not to make it seem too much like a burden anyway, selecting colours can be fun and you are not going to be changing the wall colour every few months so just enjoy when you do get to do it. Note, consult people who are going to be living with you about what colour you want to coat the walls, but not too many people (because then you would have another issue on your hands with the various opinions).


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