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10 easy tips for choosing paint colors for your home

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In the below article, you will find various techniques and paint color choices for any DIY interior design project. 

Let’s look into 10 interior design paint color choice and their factors


1) Find Paint Color Inspiration  

Digital and Print publications have always been the go-to for decorating inspiration. You have endless articles to thousands of inspiring write ups on the internet. Retailer sites can be inspiring with their room vignettes, and paint company sites can also show you ways to use color in your home, or office. Social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram offer color inspiration that is posted by influencers and DIY projects in real-time.


2) Use Color Theory to Create a Color Scheme  

There is no need for a degree to get great ideas from a little color wheel. These affordable color tools can create color scheme ideas efficiently. With a turn of the wheel, you can see how colors might relate to each other and learn the basics of color theory. Though you are unlikely to be painting your home in those specific colors, You get an idea of what direction you want to go.


3) Get Creative With Neutral Paint Colors

Just because you choose neutral paint colors doesn’t mean they have to be laid-back or plain. You can boost the color palette by being creative with how and where the colors are used. A striped wall in neutral colors adds tons of style but still keeps the room looking relaxed. Neutral wall color with a pastel ceiling is a sneaky way to add color without losing the soothing vibe of the space.


4) Pull Your Paint Color From a Print

One of the easiest ways to choose interior paint colors is to start with a print fabric. Throw pillows, bedding, and even table linens can provide you with paint color ideas. If you’re creating an accent wall, look to the boldest colors in the print.

If you would like to choose a paint color that is more subtle or for a larger space, look at the color in the small details of your print fabric. Take a fabric swatch to the paint store so you can choose paint strips to view at home.


5) Look Outside for Ideas

Combining the outdoors with the indoors is popular for color schemes. Whether the choice of earthy green or sky blues of the beach, exterior-inspired color schemes are meant to be restful and rejuvenating.


6) Find Your Paint Color in Artwork

An interior designer’s secret is choosing colors from artwork in your home. Most artists are masters of color and light, creating their color schemes for their pieces. You can benefit from their insight by choosing colors from a favorite piece of art.


7) Look to Historical Color Inspiration

Just because you love Craftsman color schemes doesn’t mean you have to decorate in a Craftsman style. Historical paint colors are offered by many of the paint industry leaders. Use these collections as inspiration and tailor them to your decorating style.


8) Try a Lighter or Darker Shade

Sometimes all you need is a touch of adjustments to find the right color choice. Before you abandon your paint color choice too quickly, consider a lighter or darker shade of the same color. Many paint colors appear on a paint strip in gradual shades, but you can also ask your paint store to customize it by percentages of light or dark shades.


9) How to Use Undertones to Find Your Perfect Paint Colors 

You can be unpleasantly surprised by the undertones when choosing interior paint colors. Simply explained, undertones are the colors lurking beneath your favorite paint color. A simple beige may not be all that simple if it has a strong green undertone.

The only way to accurately read how an undertone will appear in your home is to sample the color. Undertones from other surfaces in your room can also change the way your paint appears due to reflection, so sampling is essential.


10) Do Your Homework Before Shopping

Choosing the right interior paint color starts at home. Before you head to the paint store to gather paper samples, gather inspiration from catalogs and magazines, and fabric swatches.

This will keep you from grabbing too many paint color options on your first trip to the store. The hardest part of choosing a paint color, at first, is having too many options. Once you narrow down your paint color choices, return to the store for paint color samples to try at home.  


For some inspiration – have a look at the Yolo Interiors Gallery Page. 


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