Asked on Apr 27, 2017

How do I choose a color for my walls?

Tricia BallVirginia ThomasJan218632


6 answers
  • Sharon Susa Courchesne
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Take into consideration the colour of your flooring and furniture & decor that will be in the room. I usually first decide if I'm going to do a warm or cool colour to narrow it down a bit. Get a whole bunch of paint samples & look at them in the room at different times of day to narrow it down further. I would suggest from there getting a small sample can of your colour or narrowed down colours & testing them on a wall. Don't overlook the importance of this because the paint sample can look totally different once on the wall. We just moved & we picked a grey colour for our walls without testing it & it looks very purple to me. Once you've decided, speak to the paint specialist at the store & they can direct you on the type of paint to get depending on the room, e.g. you can get certain paints for high traffic areas, kitchens or bathrooms with showers.
    Good luck! It's always fun picking new paint colours!
    Also, if you're buying a lot of paint, ask if they offer a discount. We got one because we bought over a certain number of cans.
  • Mindy
    on Apr 27, 2017

    It really comes down to personal taste. Paint stores have lots of paint chips that show complementary colors in cool or warm shades. They also sell small sample sizes so you can try it on your walls at home. that way you can see it under your lights and see how it looks at different times of the day And with yourfurniture and drapes. We once had 6 different shades of tan/beige n the wall. It saved us from having to repainted the whole room. We also picked colors we loved in the store but when we painted the sample on the wall it was all wrong. Paint is the cheapest way to make a big change.
  • Angela Ley
    on Apr 27, 2017

    when you go to the paint/hardware store and you see colors that you might like, pick up the free paint chips. With painters tape stick to wall with lots of natural light and wall without. One for each wall. Leave up for day or two to see the colours under natural and artificial light. It is also easier to match paint to your accessories than trying to match accessories to your paint.
  • Jan218632
    on Apr 27, 2017

    It really depends on your taste. If you want to make a bold statemany, choose a bold color. But if you would rather not paint every time your tastes change, paint your walls a more neutral xolor and accent with fabrics and decorative items
  • Virginia Thomas
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Color is subjective. What do you like? Do you want a warm feeling or do you need the house to feel cool? The most fun I think I have ever had, was deciding to paint every wall in my house a different color! I had one room that I had painted all one color that started it, It was bright and bold but not something I wanted throughout the entire house. I gathered paint chips from Home Depot and made sure they all were of the same tone and blended into each other subtly. I used 3 shades of each color, darker to light. When I finished I was delighted to find that I could easily change the entire look of a room simply by changing a new accent item.
  • Tricia Ball
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Thanks for the suggestions. They are appreciated.
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