Along with your professional painters, paint color is the most important choice when it comes to painting your home. To ensure that you are pleased and proud of the color once it dries on your walls, check out the following tips for choosing your paint colors.
Lighting is the single most important factor in determining the final color of your walls. Fluorescent lighting in a commercial setting causes paint to look completely different from the color you’ll see under your home’s incandescent lighting. Bring home all of your paint choices and consider under your home’s lighting, including spot and track lights. Also consider your samples under sunlight, as natural light also creates different effects from artificial lighting.
Be sure to consider your paint options in comparison with your existing home décor. How does the paint look with your carpet, window treatments, and furniture? A color that looks great in an empty room may cause clashing with the colors it brings out in your furniture and other décor, so be sure to examine your paint choices next to your furniture and decor to ensure that it will create the harmonious look you want.
There are a number of different finishes you can choose for your paint, depending on the level of gloss or shine you want on your walls. Lighting is again important when considering glossiness, as the amount of reflectivity in your paint under different types of lighting can cause colors to look richer or more washed out. You want to ensure that you do not choose the wrong level of glossiness, which can make even the best color choice look wrong under improper lighting conditions.
At Williams Professional Painting of Washington, DC, we want you to be happy with your newly painted home. We will work with you to choose the right colors to accentuate and beautify your home to ensure that you are pleased with the results. To find out more about us, check us out online or call (703) 768-8143.