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To clear up any confusion and ease your challenge when selecting the right shade of paint, the design and décor experts at Parsons Interiors Ltd. have listed five tips to help you choose the best paint colour for your space.
Tip #1: Examine the room size.
Before selecting a paint colour for your home, you need to examine the size of the space you are going to paint. Based on the dynamics of your room, you can decide if you want to introduce more than one colour on your walls. It will also help you determine if you need light and bright colours to open up the room or deep, rich tones to complement the vast space.
Tip #2: Know what mood you want to portray.
If you want to paint the living room, think about the mood you are trying to capture and set for your space. Do you want your room to convey a formal, relaxing, exciting, or refreshing feeling? Evaluate this concept with the rest of the rooms in your home as well.
Tip #3: Consider the light flow in the room.
Determine how much direct light the space within the room gets during the day-time because light can affect the colour and shade of your chosen paint colour. Avoid light colours in a well-lit room as it will make your space brighter than it needs to be, which can even harm your eyes.
Tip #4: Look at colour samples.
There are multiple colour tones and shade available today, and some paint companies even provide small paint samples which you can test out on your walls, others offer colour swatches for you to examine. Before settling on one colour, consider testing a few samples by bringing them into your space to find out what shade will work best for your room.
Tip #5: Experiment with different textures.
When painting, don’t restrict your imagination. Use the different textures in your furniture and décor pieces to add character and bring the space to life. You can even consider adding some textures or motifs to your walls to make them stand out.