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Harrison Painter: Article About Choosing Paint Colors

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Homeowners who are planning to have a room painted face a host of decisions. Hiring a reputable Harrison painter is an important part of the process, but selecting the right paint color for a room is also critical to the project's success. A few tips and tricks can help consumers narrow down their choices and find a paint color that really sets the tone for a room.

Many consumers make the mistake of choosing a paint color first and then planning the rest of the room's decor around it. This strategy can limit the options available for furniture, fabric and rugs. Paint can be found in an infinite variety of colors, so it should be the final choice after the rest of the room's decorating scheme has been established. It's also much easier to change a paint color that didn't work out than to replace a piece of furniture that doesn't mesh with the room's look.

Another way to ensure that a paint color will look right in a room is to tape some sample paint chips to the wall.

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Browsing paint chips in a store is a good starting point, but the appearance of the color under the fluorescent store lighting isn't a reliable indicator of how the shade will look at home. By leaving paint chips up on the wall for a day or two, consumers can see how a color will look in different amounts of natural light.

It's wise to consider the color scheme of adjacent rooms when selecting a paint color for an area. Using the same color as nearby rooms isn't necessary, but complementary shades will create a smooth flow from one room to another. Neutral colors are always a safe bet for consumers who don't want to take a risk with their decorating scheme. These shades blend well with other colors; they're a favorite choice among homeowners looking to spruce up their home before selling it. Once a color has been selected, homeowners shouldn't forget to choose the appropriate finish. Although there are times when a flat or high-gloss sheen may be desired, consumers usually can't go wrong with an eggshell or satin finish.

Choosing a paint color can be intimidating for many homeowners, but keeping these tips in mind should help make the decision process go more smoothly. With the right paint for the job and the expertise of a professional house painter, any painting project is bound to be a success.

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