How to Choose the Right Interior Paint Colour

Interior Painting | March 31, 2022

When it comes to interior painting, there are many factors to consider for small and large projects alike. Whether you are painting a bedroom or hiring a professional to paint every room in your home, it can be difficult to make a final decision for paint colour. As leading providers of quality exterior and interior painting services, the team at Dunbar Painting knows that paint colour has a substantial impact on the look and feel of a room. That is why we have provided some information to help you understand how to choose the right interior paint colour for your home.

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3 Ways to Choose the Best Interior Paint Colour for Your Home

To ensure that you are choosing the right colour before applying paint, be sure to perform the following actions:

1. Ask a Consultant or Store Staff for Assistance

If you are not sure which direction to go with paint colour, it is always worth asking an expert for assistance. Whether you wish to consult an interior designer or speak with staff at your local paint store, they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with some options based on the vision you have for your home. Paint store staff may also be able to provide you with some brochures, images, and colour samples to help you narrow down your options and determine which colours would work for each room.

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2. Apply Samples of Various Colours

Once you have narrowed your options down to your top choices, purchase a small sample of each colour and apply them to a wall in each room that you wish to paint. This will allow you to see how the colour looks once it has dried and compare them with other colours. You may find that certain colours are a bit darker or lighter than you anticipated, allowing you to narrow your options further or adjust your choices.

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3. Note How Artificial and Natural Light Affects Colours

Certain types of light can drastically alter the appearance of colours. For example, warm light can neutralize cool colours. When applying paint samples, be sure to choose settings with different lighting conditions. Yellow lighting, white lighting, and natural lighting are the most common types of light for homes, so be sure to choose locations where each type is present. This is important as it will allow you to see which colour and lighting options align with your vision and preferences.

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To learn more about our interior painting services or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Dunbar Painting. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.