Welcome back to the Well Appointed Wednesday Series. Today is Part III of The Well Appointed Wall. If you are just joining us, you can go back and read Part I Wallpaper or Part II Paint;Neutral. Now for our feature presentation:
The Well Appointed Wall Part III Paint:COLOR
So I got some emails that many of you failed the color test in Part II. No worries, that is why you hire a designer! LOL. Neutrals can be very tricky. Color can be easier, however, be careful as color packs a punch and if you make a booboo it will hit you right in the face!
Yikes! Don’t make that mistake.
Before getting started….Have a plan!
Design Tip #2: Don’t pick too many colors, it will start to look choppy. Using the same color in more than one space will give the illusion of a more open larger space.
Design Tip #4: Be sure to look at the color in daylight, dusk, and night time with artificial light.
If you are starting from scratch and must start from scratch, find some color schemes that are appealing to you and work off those for your entire room. A great place to get inspired is in nature. Here are some great examples.
To see more great color schemes, check out my Pinterest board Color Schemes.
Another great tool is Benjamin Moore’s Personal Color Previewer. You select the room, the style and play around with different paint combinations
To learn more about paint colors (by the way, this was just the tip of the iceberg!) and become a true color expert, check out Maria Killiam’s blog Color Me Happy
Design Tip #6: Use the paint that designers and painters prefer, Benjamin Moore
Design Tip # 7: For best results, hire professionals
Design Tip #9: Take care of the environment and dispose of paint properly. Your town should have a designated day to bring your paint cans to the dump. If disposing of them yourself pour kitty litter into the can, equal parts litter and paint. The litter will absorb the paint and harden, you can then throw paint can away.
When done right, color can make a room spectacular!
Congratulations, you are now ready to select paint colors like a pro!
Wishing you a wonderful day,