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5 Tips for Picking Paint Colors

Picking colours for a room you’re about to paint can be a difficult choice, here some tips that could help you out:

Start Small

If you're not sure where to begin with colour, experiment in a powder room or bathroom, a small hall or area between rooms, or an accent wall.

Think about your mood

When selecting a colour, consider the mood of a room. In a bedroom do you want the feeling to be restful and soothing or dramatic and intimate? Soft, cool colours and neutrals usually create a quieter feeling while stronger colours are for drama.

Pay Attention to Lighting

The reason why paint stores have light boxes for you to test paint chips:

  • Natural daylight shows the truest color;

  • Incandescent lighting brings out warm tones and yellows;

  • Fluorescent lighting casts a sharp blue tone.

Follow the Color Wheel

A small colour wheel is a great reference tool for modifying and intensifying two or more colours. For example, red and green, which are complementary (opposite) colours.

Choose Different Paint Finishes

A single colour used on walls and trim takes on new significance when applied in different finishes.

Did you know we are the largest local supplier of Dulux paint? Come down to one of branches located in Kidderminster or Oreton, which is just ouside of Kidderminster. Where one of our team can help you pick the colours for your rooms.

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