Tips on Choosing Interior Paints

If you’re preparing to paint the interior of your house, you want to make sure that the colors you choose go along with your preferred style, instead of taking away from it. How can you select the best interior paint colors for your home? Here are 4 tips that can help:

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1. Don’t pick your paint first!

This may seem counterintuitive, but it actually makes a lot of sense. It’s far easier to match your paint to the decor you already have, instead of trying to find decor that matches the paint that’s already on your wall. For example, you want to ensure that the colors you pick work well with your furniture, and don’t clash.

2. Neutral colors are “safe” colors.

There’s nothing wrong with choosing bold, bright colors for the interior of your home. However, it may be wise to limit those bold choices to accent walls and accessories. The great thing about using neutral colors for your walls is that they won’t draw attention away from your furniture and other decorative pieces, plus you can easily replace your current furniture without messing up the color scheme.

3. Test out your color choice.

Use swatches or a painted posterboard to get a feel for how your colors would look in different rooms.

4. Research which paint type would be best for each room.

For example, flat or matte paint works really well for rooms with walls that won’t be touched very often. On the other hand, paint with a satin finish is clear and highly wipeable, making it a great choice for high traffic areas. And glossy paint typically works best on trim and baseboards.

Of course, the final step is bringing your vision to life! Contact our team of professionals at Painter Bros today to learn how we can make that happen for you.