December 19, 2019
One evening, you walk into your bedroom exhausted after a long day at work. But the paint color that is currently on the walls doesn’t provide the comfortable, relaxing atmosphere you need. It’s time to change the paint! A trip to any home improvement store will quickly show you rows and rows of paint options. Should you pick eggshell or semi-gloss? Which shade do you need? How do you choose the right paint for your house? Well, read on to find out!
How to Choose Your Color
Many homeowners start by selecting the color(s) they want for a specific space. This decision in and of itself can be a huge undertaking, because each color, especially white and off-white, can have dozens of variations or shades. Be patient as you sift through these options and pick out the ones you like the most.
As you consider your color options, keep in mind the feeling you want to evoke from the design of the room. Colors are connected to certain emotions and can be used to create the type of environment you want for your living spaces. Do you want the master bedroom to feel relaxing? Perhaps blue, green, or gray would be the right choice. Do you want your dining room to energize you and your guests? A vibrant yellow or red can make this area exciting for both every day meals and entertaining friends and family.
Test Out Your Favorites
When you’ve narrowed down your choices, you should bring samples of those colors home to see which one you like in the room. There are also online tools that can help you see what certain paints can look like in your home. For example, Sherwin Williams’ Paint Color Visualizer allows you to upload a picture and experiment with various shades. By taking advantage of this, you can feel more confident in your paint color choice.
Determine the Sheen
Other than the color, the sheen of your paint is an important trait to decide. In fact, the sheen you choose can alter how the color appears, so you want to make sure you get the right one for the space. A flat finish is great at hiding flaws, but it isn’t very stain resistant, making it suitable for low-traffic spaces. At the other end of the spectrum is semi-gloss, which has a shiny finish. This option is very good at resisting stains and can easily be cleaned, perfect for bathrooms and kitchens.
Partner with Painting Experts
Even after implementing these tips, the sheer number of available options can easily overwhelm you. Instead of trying to handle this decision alone, you can turn to experts within the painting industry. When you work with the right residential painting company, they can provide advice for your specific project and help you feel confident in your choice of paint. The company may also have a preferred brand that they can recommend.
When you walk into your bedroom, or whatever space in your house, you want to feel truly at home. Choosing the right paint and painting company can go a long way to make that happen. If you follow these tips, you’ll be more likely to love the results for years to come.
About Platinum Painting of Arlington
Platinum Painting has served DFW homeowners since 2008. Although they can use a customer’s preferred brand or type of paint, they most often use Sherwin Williams’ Cashmere Interior Acrylic Latex and SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic Latex paints. They also offer a free in-person color consultation to ensure that the customer gets the desired results. If you would like to get a free in-home estimate with Platinum Painting, you can click here.
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