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3 Foolproof Ways to Pick the Right Paint Colours for Your Home


Sure, if decorating your home was easy, everyone’s living room would look like they hired an interior designer. But does it have to be so, well, painful, right off the start.

When you have redecorating on your mind, you have a certain vision of how everything will come together.  But, when it comes to actually putting things in place, the reality can be way more difficult than simply coming up with the vision.

It usually starts with colour. Very often the idea to redecorate starts when you see an image in a magazine or on the web, or you visit a friend’s house that’s been recently redone. It’s sometimes difficult to say exactly why a certain décor comes together so well, but colour combinations have a lot to do with it. And the colours of your walls are the backdrop for that combination.

So the paint colour you choose is crucial. But what happens when, due to the colour of your furniture, or your artwork, etc., you can’t get exactly the colour you have in mind? What paint colour do you choose?

Here are three surefire ways to choose a wall colour the next time you’re redecorating.

1. Have Faith in Yourself

So you have a vision, but the reality is, unless you completely refurnish, the vision won’t become a reality. And you’re not sure how to adjust your vision to the reality. But that’s usually just a lack of confidence in your internal interior designer. Let out the designer in you and go with your instincts. You will either end up with a beautiful décor that is uniquely you, or, worst case scenario, you’ll have to repaint.

2. Go with Blue

Seriously. But how can we just tell you to go with a certain colour? Blue has a lot going for it. It is the most popular interior paint colour in Canada and 30 countries around the world. It’s versatile with tones that range from light blue-grey to dark reddish blues. It’s a colour of nature that works with lots of other colours. And, finally, your home will be worth more if you paint it blue.

3. Ask a Colour Consultant

Seriously. Many DIY decorators shun advice form professionals because they think it might be too expensive, or at least not worth the cost. First, it’s not as costly as you think. Second, the result will leave your home looking far better than you thought possible.

You don’t have any more excuses now, so you can start decorating today!

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