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Adding Color to Your Home

March 6, 2016 0 Comments

Have you ever had a hard time picking a new color for your home? I bet you have, because that is the number one issue I address on every job. Prep work is easy. You see the cracks and holes in the walls, and you just want them gone. Colors are the tricky part. I’m here to help.

Every job I contract comes with up to two color samples included free of charge. I will also spend the time helping you choose whats right for you. I make my color selection tools available to you free of charge. That means you will get multiple color fan decks to keep as long as you need. They’re full of every shade of every color made by your favorite paint company. Think about it, you’d have hundreds of color chips at your disposal, that you can view in the space you’re having paint, under all lighting conditions. What better way to select a color. No need to run all over to different paint stores wondering how something may look on your own walls. I also will send you a group of example photos of any color you’re thinking about using. I do my best to provide photos of the specific color you want used in the same type of space that you’d like to use it in.

Ultimately you are the person who will pick the colors we use in your home. (Unless you’re a married man… If that’s the case please take my advice and let your wife pick the color!) Start with my tips below. If all else fails, I can always recommend a top notch interior designer.

  • Pick what you like. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks, what’s in style, or what company makes what color. This is you’re home, and you will be living in it!
  • Look at color chips and samples under normal lighting conditions. For example if the area to be painted is generally filled with natural sunlight, then don’t look at color samples with the blinds closed. Lighting conditions are the biggest factor in how the color will look in the room.
  • Look at your color next to the trim in the room. This is a great place to apply a sample
  • Put color samples up in a couple different areas. Especially near entryways into other rooms. You want to make sure conjoined room colors compliment each other.
  • This contradicts my first tip a bit but… Ask for other people opinions, just don’t take it to heart if they dislike something that you like. Constructive criticism is helpful sometimes. I know first hand from attending Tyler School of Art.
  • Look at pictures and try to visualize what your space will look like. Yes, there’s an app for that, but I don’t recommend it.
  • Look around you. There are different colors all around you. Sometimes a room just doesn’t come together until it’s decorated.
  • Contact me. Tell me what you’re thinking. Ask for my opinion.

Once you’ve chosen a color, begin to consider what sheen you’d like.

 

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About the Author:

Sean has extensive knowledge of today’s coating technologies and strives to provide the best customer service possible. Building a long, lasting, business relationship built around trust, honesty, and impeccable craftsmanship is what we believe will keep us in business for years to come.

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