Choosing Interior Paint Colors

Find answers to your paint color questions.When you choose the appropriate interior paint colors for your home, you can revitalize every surface in your home. Walls, ceilings, doors, paneling and trim – all can contribute to minimizing “flaws” in your home and accenting those features that add serious “curb appeal” as visitors or buyers walk through your home.

There are thousands of color combinations available, yet your choices don’t stop there. The multiple paint sheens available also add to the many effects you can accomplish with interior paint.  If you feel overwhelmed by the wide variety of choices, we’ve done our best here to create a resource that will help you take control of those options and make them work for you. You will find articles here on how to choose interior paint colors you will feel comfortable with.
1 room, 4 different paint colors.

 

Recommended: The best paint colors from Sherwin Williams – “Paint Color Cheat Sheets” – A great short-cut to finding a perfect paint color.




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Making Wise Colour Choices

By Michael Peters, Courtney & Wise Pty. (Sydney, Australia)
Try a fairly large size of paint sample. How often have you heard DIY painters say, “It looked so different on the wall!” Unless you’re an experienced painter, it’s hard to guess how your chosen ...
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Matching Paint Colors

Matching paint colors can be overwhelming and frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be! To match paint colors correctly, here are a few tips you should know: Remember that color is generated by light. Sunlight will ...
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Matching Paint to a Plaid Sofa

Redecorating a room can be an expensive proposition. Replacing everything from the wall color to the flooring to the drapes to the furniture can really take a toll on your budget. In an effort to save yourself ...
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Nursery Painting Guide For New Parents

By Brittany Wren
Expectant parents have a lot on their minds. Parenting styles, birth preference plans, car seat safety, health insurance, doctor’s visits, daycare options, diaper rash cream and a college savings plan, ...
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Paint Color and Mood

Color can have a profound impact on the way you feel inside your home. Different paint colors have been shown to promote relaxation, increase appetite, or even encourage aggression! Understanding how you, your friends, and ...
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Choosing a Paint Color Scheme

By anonymous.
Choosing a color scheme is an important part of home decorating. You want to avoid schemes that contain many bright colors, because they are unpleasant and confusing. At the same time, you’ll also want to steer clear of ...
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The Basics of Paint Colors

All paint colors have a hue, value, intensity and temperature. Small changes to any of these elements can create an entirely new color. Hue – Hue is another word for color. All colors you see and can imagine are hues. Typically ...
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Choosing a Paint Sheen

When choosing paint, your first consideration will, of course, be color. But sheen is just as important. Simply put, sheen is a measurement of a paint’s gloss or shine. The amount of light a finish reflects can make your color ...
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Painting Brick

By Mackenzie (Missouri)
All brick is almost always beautiful, but if you want to spice up any space, it would be a good idea to paint your brick. For light, airy spaces, such as a kid’s room, try bright colors like sky blue, lime green, and ...
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Painting Ideas For A Nursery

By Scarlett (Houston, Texas)
If you are expecting a baby, you don’t have a lot of time to prepare for the new arrival. There are clothes to buy, supplies needed, and of course, you must have a nursery that is decorated and ready. There are ...
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Painting Ideas For Your Bathroom

By Scarlett (Australia)
In most homes today, there’s at least one tiny bathroom. Whether it is the “powder room” for guests or a half-bath down a hallway, chances are, many home decorators are stumped about how to make ...
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Painting Ideas For Your Living Room

By Scarlett (Houston, Texas)
How important is this room in your home? If your home is like most, the living room is very important and that is why it should also look the best. When you are decorating the living room, it may be hard to ...
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Painting Your Living Room

By Scarlett (Houston, Texas)
Are you ready to redecorate your living room? You need to choose a color, a theme, and a pattern you want to go with. There are several different ways to achieve this look but first start with the color of paint you will ...
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