Facing Your Painting Fears

With Spring on the way, many people will be looking to update their homes. Taking the painting plunge can be daunting, but we have ways to make the process painless. 

Start with what you already have

It is much easier to start your color search with the decor that you already have in the room. Take note of colors and patterns that are already in the room, and pick paint colors that go well with the decor. If the room is unfurnished, or you are changing the furnishings, pick out the new items before choosing your paint colors. Remember that it is much easier to pick a paint color that fits with the decor, rather than decorating to fit the paint. 

Don't be overwhelmed by the paint rack

When searching for a new paint color, skip the paint rack. It's too easy to become overwhelmed by all the color choices and different shades of the same color. Instead of fretting over picking the exact perfect color, decide first the feelings and function of the room. Do you want a warm, cozy living room to curl up and watch a movie? Or maybe a clean, fresh bedroom for an invigorating start to the day? Once you have an idea of the feeling and function of the room, call a local color consultant (like Torlando at Color Theory) to assist in choosing the exact color for your dream room. A color consultant has a vast knowledge of colors and how to best use them in certain spaces. They can take all the stress out of picking the right colors for your home.

Compare paint colors next to objects other than your walls.

When holding paint samples up to walls (especially white walls), it's difficult to envision how the colors will go with everything in your home, and you will be more likely to pick a color that is too light. Make sure to compare colors against a variety of backdrops, including, furniture, rugs, flooring, etc. That way you can choose a color that works with all the furnishings in your room.

Test your final choices

Once you have narrowed down your color choices, purchase a small sample of each color and test it on the walls. In doing this, you can be sure that the color looks good with the lighting in the room as well as with the furnishings. Just make sure that the samples are in the same finish (high gloss, matte, etc.) as your final product, or the final product may surprise you. 

Hire professional painters

Painting a room may seem like an easy, weekend project, but finding the right time and using the right tools may be harder than you think. For a room to really look spectacular, it is best to hire a professional painter or painting crew. Make sure to research the painting companies in your local area before hiring one. The best painting crew/company will he highly rated, with exceptional painters using high quality products (Pro-tip: Make your search even easier by calling us!). Professional painters will get the job done quickly, and leave your home looking better than when they came. Plus, you have your weekend back to do something much more fun! 

So, next time you're looking to repaint your home, don't fear the painting process. However, if you do still have the painting jitters, there are professionals here who would love to help you create the home of your dreams!