Everyone wants to know what color(s) to paint inside their home. You can look at color trends and find colors that you are drawn to, but please understand that lighting is key. Just because it’s on the hot list for colors in 2008 doesn’t mean it’ll look hot in your home. You still have to do the work. You can select a basic color from the 2008 trends then either hire someone to do a color consultation or do the leg work yourself and go get similar color swatches from one or two paint stores. You’ll find that some look to bright, some to dull, some will look dirty and some will have a underling shade of green, pink, yellow…
You’ll also need to keep in mind existing colors that will stay in the room. Make sure the paint color you select coordinates with the flooring, cabinets, wood work and any fabrics that will also be in the room.
When I do a paint color consultation I typically start with Kelly Moore paint. I have used Kelly Moore for so long that I know most of the colors very well, and I find that there are a few shades of yellow, green, blue and red that are very appealing to most people. However, once in a while those same popular colors will look terrible in some homes. Why? The lighting. Natural lighting will bring out different undertones. Whether there’s a lot of natural light or not enough.
It’s really not that hard to find paint colors that you like. The hard part is making the decision which one will look best in a room(s) of your home. If you’re painting yourself, go ahead and paint a wall. What’s the worst thing that can happen? You won’t like the color and have to buy eand paint it again. If you’re paying a professional painter to paint, you might want to spend a few more dollars and get a professional color consultation. You’ll be glad you did!