How to Pick Paint Colors
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Warm Vs. Cool
The first step in deciding your home's color story is determining whether you'll use a warm or cool palette.
Take cues from the existing elements such as a fireplace, flooring, or countertops. Right away, this will narrow your options down.
Pick a Few Base Colors
By now you probably have an idea of the color scheme you want. Pick a few base color combinations to examine a little closer before buying paint.
Be sure the undertones don't clash. One trick to quickly determine the undertones of a particular color is to look at the other colors on the paint card. You'll see variations of the undertones used!
High contrast, colors opposite each other on the color wheel.
More relaxed, colors next to each other on the color wheel.
One base color used throughout but in varying shades and tints.
No Fail Trick
Another quick trick to picking an entire color scheme is to use something as a guide, such as artwork, wallpaper or a pretty fabric. Just echo the colors throughout!
Always start with paint samples and live with it for a day or two. Lighting can affect the way a paint looks in your home. Don't assume because a color looks good in another home that it'll look the same in yours.