How to Choose the Best Colors for Your Home

How to Choose the Best Colors for Your Home

Decorating your home can seem like a job in itself, which is why some often decide to hire someone else to do it. Picking the colors is one of the hardest part for many people; they pick something that they like but it can look bad when in the home. There are some considerations to make when choosing the colors for decorating your home.

Start With One Room at a Time

Never tackle all the rooms at once. Picking the perfect colors involves trial and error and it is best to do that in one room then find that you need to redecorate every room. Starting with one room and moving onto the next will also help make the job less stressful. There is no need to find a home for everything or have to work around a lot of ladders, paints and decorating materials. However, there are times that you will need to work on more than one room at the same time, such as if you are moving into the property at the last minute.

How Much of the Room Will be In One Color

There is no need to paint the whole room in one color. Some people will choose to do this while others will opt for one wall in a different color to make it stand out. This depends on the size of the home, the colors you like and the type of wall. Those that have alcoves or fireplaces may work well being painted in a different color to draw the attention to the feature.

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Choose Colors That Are Your Favorite

You don’t want to choose a color and then decide a few months later that it needs redecorating. The best way to avoid that is by opting for colors that you like. Think about your furnishings or favorite clothes to get an idea of the options to go for. It is likely that as a couple you will have different favorites so you will need to work together to choose something perfect.

Picking the Shades

Now comes to the shades. This can be a difficult process since there are so many of the same color, especially if you have an eye for details. The shade will look different in various types of lighting, which is something that you need to consider when painting a room. This about the amount of natural light during the day and then the light on a night to make sure the color compliments both times of the day.

It is also important to consider how the shade will look when on a larger surface. The samples that you get are usually small pieces of ribbon or paint chips and it can be harder to see the bigger picture. This is where the trial and error process comes in. You will need to use a shade on one wall and stand back to see how it looks. You may decided that it is too dark for all walls and opt for one wall in a different color or that it is too light to work with the furnishings.

There is no need to fear when choosing colors but it will take some trial and error. Work on one room at a time and with colors that you like. Picking the shades is often the hardest part so look at the colors out of the shop lighting and in natural light and think about the bigger picture.

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Author bio:

This guest post was written by Daniel, an interior designer. He has worked with numerous clients to find the perfect decoration and furnishings for their homes, including a simple and comfortable barber chair.

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