How to Select the Right Paint Colours for Your Home

How to Select the Right Paint Colours for Your Home


Choosing paint colours for your home can be a daunting task. With an entire rainbow of hues to choose from, the following tips will take some of the guesswork out of choosing a paint colour.

Choose a Colour Scheme

Keep an eye out for neutral tones in hardwood floors or countertops, or draw inspiration from a piece of statement furniture or an area rug that will be a focal point in the room. The colours in these items will help determine which paint colour families will work best in your room. Choosing three colours is a great place to start.

Test Colours in Different Lighting

As the light changes throughout the day your paint colour will look a little different. Try painting a swatch of colour on a wall that gets both direct and indirect light and look at it in all different types of light. This is a great tip for those who want the perfect white tone—depending on the time of day, whites can look more grey, blue, or cream.

Keep in mind that your light bulbs will also affect your paint colour, especially when painting rooms that don’t get natural light.

Use an App

There are dozens of paint colour apps that can recommend similar colours and complementary tones based on the colours already found in your space. This is a great option for those looking to include a statement colour on doors or accent furniture, like a colourful vanity or kitchen island.

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