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Pick the Perfect Paint Colour

Tips for choosing the right paint for your home, especially when doing minor redecorations when selling your home.

Paint has the power to transform your home and is the single most important aspect when preparing your home for sale. It is often one of the least expensive ways to add life and value to your home.


Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect paint color for your home:

Take an inspiration piece to the paint store.

This should be something that will help you to find a shade that fits into the colour scheme that is already in the room.

Paint colour fan deckBring the paint swatches home.

Tape them to the wall or hold them next to the furniture to see how it coordinates to see which colours harmonise with the existing palette of the room, or if you are cerating a new colour scheme compare them with the new furnishings.

Buy a paint sample.

Choose 2 or 3 colours/finishes that you are considering, and paint a square on the wall or poster board and hang that on the wall to get a feel for the colour. Remember to view it in natural daylight and at night to get a feel for how the colour will work for that room.

The use of colour to create mood.

How do you want to feel when you are in the room? Do you want a calm, comfortable room or a room that is vibrant and exciting? Select a colour that evokes that emotion.

Consider the flow of colour throughout your home.

To create a flow from one room to the next, ensure that the new colour you are choosing integrates well with the colours in the other rooms. Use a colour wheel to choose complementary colours.

Buy the paint last.

Get the paint after all of the other decorations and furnishing so you can ensure it matches with the tone of the wood and the colours, patterns, and textures your want for each room.


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