Design Help: Paint

{ courtesy of HGTV.com }

Paint can be one of the best and quickest fixes when it comes to design in a room. It can completely change the feeling of the room for about $30. But how do you choose your paint colors? What color schemes work best for each room? Here are my tips for finding the best wall color for your space:
  1. Pick the major pieces in the room FIRST. A couch, duvet, and even art should come first. They will be the building blocks for the rest of the design.
  2. Then look to the color family you are working with. Do you have mostly warm colors (red, orange, yellow) or cool colors (green, blue, purple)? If you are leaning towards red, look for green as bold accents- they are complements. As are blue and orange, and purple and yellow.
  3. Finish is next. Matte, and satin are good for living rooms, dining rooms, and bed rooms. While semi and high gloss are for kitchens and baths due to the splash factor.
  4. Now you are ready to pick the color. Again referrence your major pieces in the room. If you are working with a dark leather couch, a lighter tone would create the best contrast. A bright orange painting would work with a lighter blue tone. Contrast is key.
  5. Because paint can be ANY color, think of color matching too. Have a bed sheet that is the perfect sea green? Take it to your home improvement store and have them match it. You need an area about the size of a quarter for a color match.

Those are my tips, but HGTV also has some great ideas when picking your bedroom colors. Go check them out!

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