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Selecting Paint Colors That Work For You

Selecting paint colors can be overwhelming because there are SO many colors to choose from.  How do you know if a paint color is right for your project?  By:

•Defining the mood and goal of your project

•Selecting colors that best express this mood

•Playing with the possibilities

•Refining your selection

If you’re having trouble defining a mood for your project, ask yourself “Have I ever had ‘my colors done’ with respect to my wardrobe (think SPRING,SUMMER FALL or WINTER) or my make up (think PRESCRIPTIVES) ?

In simple terms your colors are either considered WARM, or yellow-based or they are considered COOL, or blue-based. Choosing clothing in flattering colors is always key. Why not use this same approach with your home?

If you’re not sure what your colors are think about the colors you wear that ALWAYS garner compliments.  Why not use those same colors for your home.  Imagine people walking into your home and saying “You look marvelous!” because you selected colors that complement you.

Once you’ve identified these colors, start thinking along the lines of a color palette, a combination of colors that work well together so you can tie those colors in throughout your home.  For example, warm, yellow-orange based colors look great on me and always make me feel good. So, those are my go-to colors.

I’ll share a couple of secrets in my next post that will help you select paint colors that work for you.


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