Choosing the Best Paint Colors

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Let’s face it, choosing a paint color for the interior of your home isn’t always the easiest thing to do.  Some may say it’s super easy, but if you’re like me, and have a vision…it’s not.  I had a great idea a few years ago and decided to paint a large wall in my great room a dark blue.  The color was beautiful, even after I applied the color to the wall I loved it.  But, once the wall was painted, and the surrounding walls around it painted in a different shade of blue, that color turned into PURPLE!  As the sun crosses over our home, the lighting in that great room changes.  There are 6 windows, 2 on each of the 3 exterior walls.  As the light filters through, that wall changes from a dark blue to purple.  I remember my first reaction…”THAT’S NOT THE COLOR I CHOSE!!!”.  Oh, but it was.

There are so many things to consider when choosing a paint color…so searched online to see what I could find.  There are some great articles out there, but I referenced two here for you to read.  One article talks about inspiration and the mood you ultimately want to create, the other is a question and answer from a designer.  I don’t know about you, but I need to think about new colors for the interior of my home…and now is the best time to do it:)

Read more about finding the perfect hue.  Click on the links below:

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/choosing-the-perfect-paint-color

http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/colors/advice-choosing-paint-colors

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