Home Decorating Tips

Common Paint Color Mistakes

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Home Decorating Tips

Common Paint Color Mistakes

Posted on June 9, 2015

The first thing you think about when working on a decorating project for a room is a theme. This theme would then influence your color choices. Picking the right shade that will tie the room together is not exactly a light task, as even professional designers face difficult color decisions.

So whether you’re a professional or a do-it-yourself kind of person, here are common paint color mistakes you should stop making:

Making a color choice just by looking at a swatch

A small square of a color can often be quite different from its actual appearance. So before hastening to a final decision, come up with a top three list of your favorites and test them out in your room before you finally pick one. This way, you can actually see which one looks best in the room you’re working on.

Forgetting to consider how the color changes at different times of the day

You might not realize it but the color of paint changes during the course of a day because of how natural and artificial light interacts with it. This is why you might notice a difference with your choice when you saw it at the paint store versus in your house. So before committing to a color, try it out in your house just to see if it works for your space.

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You don’t know what to do with the rest of the room

Decorating is done by thinking of a room as a whole, not just the color. For instance, you may think a paint color looks good until you look at it with all the other elements of a room. Some people might even repaint their space without considering if the color will go well with their furniture, decorative objects or artwork. A good tip to remember to avoid this dilemma is to start with the furnishings and little things. This will make it easier for you to choose the right paint color by matching it with your artwork or details in your furnishings.

You religiously follow the rules

Sure, following the rules keeps you safe from major blunders but it also keeps you away from truly beautiful interior design. Try to experiment and play with the colors.

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