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Choosing the Right Color to Improve Your House Painting

House painting is a more challenging process to plan than you may think. Many people want to change the way their home looks but they don’t put enough time into the process of choosing the right color. You can just choose a color that you like, right? While this may be the case for you, realize that there is more into choosing a house paint color than just your tastes, especially if you intend to sell your home in the foreseeable future. In fact, the right home colors can actually influence the way people see the home and its perceived value. Because of this, you may want to think about the options in house colors a bit more carefully.


– Start in a smaller space. You don’t have to paint a main space first. Choose a small room, a hallway, or even and accent wall. Use an area rug, pillow, piece of artwork, or some other piece with a color you like in it, and take it to the store with you. The salesperson can help you find a paint color to match, or either custom mix that color for you.

– Use paint to enhance the existing architecture. By painting molding, mantel, built-ins, or doors, you can add color in a small way and make a decision regarding main wall color after you have lived with the new look for a few days/weeks.

– Note what rooms are visible to one another. Pay attention to what colors are used (if any) and how much of each room can be seen from an adjoining room. Consider keeping adjoining spaces in neutral tones as these are nearly foolproof choices.

– Think about the mood you want to create. Rich colors such as brown, deep greens, rich reds, etc. lend an air of intimacy and warmth; while softer colors like blue, light yellow or green have calming affects.

– Think about your lighting. Natural lights show the truest color, incandescent lights bring out the warm tones and, fluorescent lighting casts a blue tone.

– Know the terms. Hue is the term for color; the value refers to how light or dark it is, saturation refers to how dominant the hue is; and, intensity is the brilliance of the color.

Choosing a paint color for your next makeover project doesn’t have to be intimidating. You can walk with confidence into any paint aisle and make the decision with ease. Then, it’s just a matter of painting the space yourself or calling in a professional such as the Brush Strokes Painting. Regardless of your choice, you can have a great new look for your home in no time at all.