Choosing a paint color can be a very hard and timely process, as I have learned through time from my mother. I remember as a kid always going to the local paint store and picking out tons of paint swatches. Kept in a large box in her house, I guarantee my mother has just about every shade of yellow and red paint you can think of. And probably two or three of each. Nevertheless, our house was never shy of being fun and colorful. Even though we repainted every room in the house at least twice, we could create different feelings in our home. For new home buyers and even sellers, choosing a paint color can be essential to selling your house easily or feeling really at home with a new move. What ever reason you may be painting a room or two, we at the Brasher Group of Ruston have a few suggestions to help you make your home absolutely perfect for you.
Here is a guide to picking the perfect paint color for your space:
Collect a variety of paint colors you want from the local paint store. It is good to have a multitude of options to bring home, not too many to choose from but enough to have a nice selection, because each color may look different in your home as opposed to under the fluorescent lights of the store.
Tape them next to each other against the wall and compare. You may also want to tape them around the room. Look at the paint at different times of the day. The light entering the room at different points of the day can have an effect on the way the color looks.
Once you choose the color you like best, go to the paint store and get a sample.
Paint a poster board. We suggest painting a poster board instead of the wall because it is easily removable. One thing my grandma does is purchase multiple samples and paints different parts of the wall. The problem with that is she can never pick a color she likes, so the wall is almost constantly an array of different shades of yellow or green. We suggest the poster board because you can move it around the wall and not have to worry about repainting a wall or leaving it different colors.
Tape the poster board to the wall. Leave there for a few days. Look at it in the morning, during the day, and at night to get a good feel for what the color will look like.
We want you to be sure in your choice! If you don't like it, you can always choose another color and go through the same process.
Purchase your paint and get to painting! This is an exciting time to create a new look with your space.
Pick whatever color fits you best. The world is your oyster! Make it your own. For any more tips, contact the Brasher Group of Ruston, Louisiana at 318-598-9696!