Choosing Interior Paint Colors | Room Color Ideas | The Home Depot

Choosing Interior Paint Colors | Room Color Ideas | The Home Depot


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi. I’m Sarah Fishburne, Director of
Trend and Design at the Home Depot. The first step of any new paint
project is to pick your colors. Paint chips are the best
tools to begin the search to find the perfect
colors for your home. They are free and easy to find
and come in thousands of colors. When selecting paint
colors for your home, you can let the room help you decide. Start by picking a focal point that the
rest of the room is designed around. This can be a piece of art, a piece
of furniture, a rug, or even a pillow. Then coordinate everything else
in the room with that item, including flooring,
additional furniture, drapery, lighting, and of course, the paint. A great way to make sure you’re picking
colors that coordinate perfectly with your room is to bring fabric
swatches, pillows, or other accessories from your house into the
store to help you choose. After you’ve selected some
colors you want to consider, it’s time to test those
colors in your home. It’s important to consider how the
room’s lighting may affect the colors. A lot of natural light may tend
to make colors appear brighter, while lower light levels
may make them seem darker. This is why it’s important
to test your colors in the actual room you’ll be painting. Get multiple shades of
the colors you like, then paint small patches
along the wall to see which color works best in the room. You’ll want to try this when
it’s sunny and cloudy out, since the look of the color will change
in different types of natural light. Also consider testing the color
in multiple spots in the room, close to the window, up along
the trim, and down by the floor, so you can see how the colors
work with these elements, so you can get to your room to
exactly where you want it to be. Once you’ve found your
main color, use it as a springboard to
create a complete palette. Painted trim can really
make your room pop, but it doesn’t have to
be a shade of white. You can also consider trim
color like taupe or black. The color of the ceiling
also plays a big role in determining the feel of the room. An accent color can be a nice
design touch for the ceiling. But if it’s a smaller room
with neutral tone walls, you’ll want to paint the
ceiling the same color to give the room the
perception of a greater space. A foolproof way to create a
sophisticated color palette is to pick one color
and use it in many hues. For example, if blue is your color, try
pairing gray-blue upholstered pieces with a navy rug and light blue walls. The layering within
the same color palette will create a rich look
without taking a lot of risk. Before you go to pick up
your final paint colors, a tip to make sure you get the
right amount of paint and supplies is to measure the space you
intend to paint and bring that information with you. I hope these tips help you on your way
to a coordinated palette that will give your entire room a perfect refresh. To find more tips, tricks, and
inspiration on ways to use paints to beautify your home,
visit HomeDepot.com/paint. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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