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How To Confidently Choose Paint Colors

painting tips from the pros

Finding and choosing the colors you are interested in and love looking at might be simpler than you think. In order to find out where you’re going with your color choice , to start off with what you have in mind ( the type of room that you are thinking about decorating), what kind of atmosphere you want the room to feel like?

Basic colors such as reds oranges and yellows are called warm colors,

then there are greens blues and violets which are considered to be cool colors

and here is where the fun begins you get to choose complementary colors that will appear opposite to each other on a color wheel.

Then there is analogous colors which are the colors that are directly next to the color of your choice on the color wheel and this is when you are trying to choose colors that are harmonious and smooth in transition. This is a nice way to have color displayed in a smooth and subtle way. Or possibly when you do not feel brave.

Choosing color

 you don’t have to use the same method and the same way for different rooms. You might have bedrooms,employing warm colors while you might like to have cool colors in your kitchen for example. There is lots and lots of information and resources at your fingertips on the Internet.

After carefully studying and selecting your choices you might consider on getting large print samples of these colors from the

 maybe you might even need two of the same color situated in different spots of the room analyzing where the color looks best in respect to lighting coming from window openings. Lighter sandy colors change the way they look on different walls in the same room just because the way light hits them. And this is what I meant by saying get two of the same color because you will notice that the identical color sample sheets will look different on two different walls because the way the light hits them. Great tool in color selection using the color wheelBonus ! Here are some free goodies to help you learn. 1. Download these Free Printable Color Wheels to use as reference. 2. Print out several of the free templates on standard white 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. 3. Get your paints out. Keep it simple like watercolor, poster paints or acrylic. 4. Test out all the various color combinations on these blank color wheels. 5. Be sure to keep them for reference. Yes, even the ones you think are mistakes.  
Mark certainly has a talent for color! I love gray walls and once painted my office a lovely gray. However, I soon found myself avoiding working in there; the gray had a dampening effect on my energy and cheer. I painted again, this time a toasty yellow — very cheerful via How To Confidently Choose Paint Colors: Mark’s Foolproof Methods | Apartment Therapy.
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