Choose the right colour

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If you are one of the many people who will be using their December bonus to fix up their home, then these colour choosing tips are perfect for you.
Picking a shade that will cover a room can be a daunting task, just where do you begin when staring at wall of dozens of shades?
You choose a hue by only looking at the paint swatch. Small paint swatches can be misleading. Paint a relatively large area in the room before committing to a colour.
You don’t consider how the colour changes over the course of the day. Paint stores might try to provide examples of what the colour will look like in different lights, but you need to take it home to truly see what works in your space.
It’s always best to test paint on the walls and live with it for a few weeks. Paint a big sheet of paper or foam and move it around the room at different times during the day.
You don’t have a plan for the rest of the room. If you’re redecorating a space from scratch, it’s helpful to have a vision in mind from the beginning.
It’s important to remember that you have nearly every paint colour in the rainbow at your disposal, but are often more limited when it comes to furnishings and fabrics.
You might be sure you want grey walls, but in reality there are a million different hues of grey.
Work backwards by choosing the fabrics and materials first, so you can match the paint to the pillows, upholstery, and furniture.
You live with a colour you don’t love. Yes, it’s a pain to repaint a room when the shade don’t quite work, but it’s actually one of the cheapest and easiest design blunders to correct. People are often disappointed when the colour comes out lighter on the walls than what was reflected on the paint swatch, painting over it with the next shade deeper generally does the trick.

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