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How do I choose the right paint color for my space?

Choosing the right paint color for your space can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect color for your interior walls:

  1. Consider the mood you want to create: Different colors can create different moods and feelings. For example, blue and green can create a calming effect, while red and yellow can create a more energetic and vibrant feel. Think about what mood you want to create in your space and choose colors that help achieve that.
  2. Consider the existing elements in the room: Take a look at the existing elements in your room, such as furniture, curtains, and rugs. Choose a color that complements these elements rather than clashes with them.
  3. Use color swatches: Paint color swatches are a great way to test colors before committing to a full paint job. You can order swatches online or pick them up from a hardware store. Place the swatches on the wall and observe how the color looks in different lighting conditions throughout the day.
  4. Consider the room’s lighting: Lighting can significantly affect how a color looks on your walls. Test the color in different lighting conditions, such as natural light, artificial light, and evening light, to see how it looks.
  5. Start with a neutral base: If you’re unsure of what color to choose, start with a neutral base like white, beige, or gray. You can always add pops of color through accessories like pillows, rugs, and artwork.
  6. Seek inspiration: Look for inspiration from magazines, online blogs, and social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram to get an idea of what colors you like.

Remember, choosing the right color for your space is a personal decision, so trust your instincts and choose a color that makes you happy and comfortable in your space.

Sarah Harris Designs offers a color consultation service if you are still unsure of the right color(s) for your room.  We can visit your home or business and suggest colors that coordinate with your décor and/or your style.  Contact us today to set up an appointment.

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