Painting: How to Choose the Perfect Paint Color

by Patty Sieber 09/12/2021

You have a lot of freedom in painting the rooms inside your home, but that doesn't make it easy to pick a color. Whether you are the type of person who lives peacefully among neutral tones or you have a vibrant personality that requires bold colors, you will want to use these tips to help you choose the right paint color for each room in your house.

Decide on a Color Scheme for Your Room

Before you try to choose the color for the walls of the room, you will want to narrow down your color scheme. You can do this by identifying three or four colors that you want to use throughout the room. You can use art work, throw pillows or existing furniture for color scheme inspirations. Once you have decided on the color scheme, you can narrow down which color you want to consider for the walls.

Evaluate What Will Stay and What Will Go

If you are renovating the entire room, narrow down what will stay in the room and what you are going to donate, sell or give to family members and friends. When you know what is going to be kept in the room, it will be easier to decide which paint color will work best.

Consider How the Colors Will Change the Atmosphere Within the Room

Remember that the colors on the wall can affect your perception of the size of the room and could even change how you feel when you are inside it. Light pastel colors create an open and peaceful atmosphere. Deep colors may create an intimate or dramatic mood. Bright and bold colors may make you feel happy, fun-filled and inspired.

Don't Forget About the Spaces Surrounding the Room

If you are painting a room that connects to other rooms or that is part of an open concept design, consider the spaces that surround it before you make your final color selection. You will want this room to flow into the next one without being too oppositional or distracting.

When you take the time you need to decide on the perfect paint color for your home, you are guaranteed to love the result. The paint color that you choose will have a significant impact on how you feel when you are inside room, so it's important to give this decision the time and energy that it deserves.

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Patty Sieber

My 30 year Sales & Marketing career in the DC area contributes to my success in market knowledge, contract negotiating and implementing marketing campaigns that work. I enjoy helping my clients through every step of the sales & settlement process whether they are buying or selling their home. Client satisfaction is my #1 goal and that turns into client referrals which are priceless. When I decided to make Real Estate my full time career, I chose Stuart & Maury, Inc. Realtors because they have the "hometown" expertise, the technology resources and they value the personalized service that I give each client. Whether you are new to the area, expanding your family or downsizing towards retirement; let me help you find your new home... or list your current home. At Stuart & Maury, we have the market knowledge, creative resources and the "know how" for all of your real estate needs!