Picking the perfect color for your interior painting can be downright stressful. There are so many factors that go into picking out a color, and it’s hard to distinguish “good” versus “great” when all you have is a tiny paint swatch. Let my experienced interior painters help guide you to the perfect paint color for your Bethesda, MD home.
Think About the Mood
Color is key in setting the mood. Think about what type of mood you would like for the room you’re planning to paint. For example, if you want a relaxing, tranquil, extremely soothing room, you’ll want to stay away from fire engine red or bright yellow, whereas, if you have your mind set on an energizing room, you’ll be apt to pick much different colors.
Buy a Sample
This is probably one of the best pieces of advice my interior painters could give: buy a few samples of paint colors. While one color may look perfect on the swatch taped to the wall, it could clash with your carpet, furniture, or cabinets once you paint a larger sample onto the wall. Samples come in tiny sizes, are inexpensive, and are the best way to truly know if you’re going to enjoy (or loathe) your new interior painting.
Look Around Your Home
What pieces in your home will always be in your home? The curtains your great-grandmother sewed? The dining room suite from your parents? Your exquisite imported rug? Almost every family has different items they will hold onto, no matter what, and you want your interior painting to offset these pieces in a complementary way. So, if you have a deep blue Oriental rug, you probably won’t want to go with a wall color that will clash. Otherwise, it may sadly end up in the attic, unseen and forgotten.
Consult With an Expert
Whether you’re doing interior painting, exterior painting, or just a few updates, it’s always a great idea to check with an expert. At Benchmark Painting & Carpentry, my team is staffed with members ready to help with color and design consultation, so that you don’t need to worry about whether the paint color is half a shade off—we’ll do the worrying for you.