When you pick the wrong colour, it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. One of the best things about painting your home via DIY measures is the amount of flexibility & freedom that you’ll be able to enjoy.
However, there’s no denying that the process of DIY painting is a challenging task and if you’re not ready to undertake such a responsibility, then we suggest taking the help of a local painter in Caledon. But, if you still want to move forward with your DIY route, then we suggest reading through our guide so that you don’t make these common paint selection mistakes.
Mistakes To Avoid When Making Your Paint Selection
- Trying To Match Every Colour With Your Decor
Even though it’s a nice thing to take inspiration from your favourite decor, you should always resist the temptation to match the wall colour exactly as your favourite decor. Instead, you can proceed to choose a version of the colour that’s lighter in terms of shade and will help your decor item to pop.
On the flip side, you can also go ahead with a complimentary colour that will make your decor look brighter.
- Trying To Be Too Safe With Your Colour Choices
Neutral colours can make your home interiors look clean, minimal and bright. These colours can go with everything. However, remember to not make your home interiors look too boring. You have to add some stronger colours into the mix as well, which will act as contrasts throughout the entire room. Thus, all your furniture, rugs and artwork will look great.
Furthermore, you need to remember that neutral colours such as grey & white come in different shades and you have to choose the one that goes well with your home interiors.
- Trying To Ignore The Lighting Inside Your Home
The colour that you see in a brightly lit paint store or showroom would not look the same inside your home interiors. Your home’s interior colour changes with the lighting. Therefore, you need to make sure that you factor in your interior house lighting before choosing your paint colours.
The best way to go about this issue would be to simply apply a small amount of paint coat (preferably one or two-foot) over the area where you originally planned to use paint colour. Observe the changes in the colour shade as the light changes throughout the day – both in natural & artificial light. Once you’re happy with the results, you can go ahead with the colour. Otherwise, you have to return to the drawing board.
Lastly, if you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to give us a call and let us know. Our professionals will directly help with your painting process.