When it comes to home decorating, a little bit of paint can go a long way. For this reason, as you redo your home decorating plans, you want to go with a paint colour that will complement the other features of your interior. To make sure this happens, there are a few things you should keep in mind during the selection process.
- Finish Really Does Matter. Otherwise known as the sheen, the finish of your paint can have a large impact on the way your paint looks once it’s up on the walls. Keep in mind that it may be better to go with a gloss sheen in high-traffic areas, as this type of finish can be cleaned easily. Comparatively, you may want to go with a matte finish if you need to cover up imperfections on your walls.
- Don’t be Afraid of Bold Colours. As you pick out paint, step out of your home decorating comfort zone a little bit and go with colours you wouldn’t ordinarily try. You may be surprised by how good they look in your home.
- Try Samples First. Before you purchase a can of paint and pick up a paint brush to completely cover a few walls, stop and try out some samples. This will take the guesswork out of determining whether a certain colour or finish will look good in your home. All you have to do to do this is paint a small area with your desired colour and step back to see how you like it.