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How to Choose Paint Colors

Learn how to choose paint colors from Brushed Interiors founder David Sartori in this Howcast video.


Hi, this is Dave with Brush Interiors.

Choosing a paint color. It doesn't have to be a long stressed out situation. You don't have to spend a lot of money on a designer. This is something you can do yourself if you have the time.

You have many, many tools at your disposal. Lots of color cards. They're all free at the paint outlets.

You could buy a color wheel showing everything. You've got these brochures.

They have brochures now, by the way, that show a combination in a room of 3 different colors that gives you some ideas compared to the furniture and the other design styles.

Now, some main factors you might want to consider is do you have a rug or an art piece that's a certain color that might bounce off of the color on the wall?

Otherwise, you can take a look at these cards and you'll find that they're all in the same family. Okay, you could choose this lighter red, pinkish red on a wall and across the room have a front door in the same family deeper red.

All right, so it's up to you to have a little fun with this. You can make an accent wall in the same family but deeper or lighter. Don't be afraid to take some chances in choosing your colors.

Also, hit the store, spend the $4, $5 dollars, get a sample. Get some custom sample mixed and put it on your wall and take a look at what you like. And consider the morning light, the afternoon light, and you're going to be satisfied with your own decision and you're going to know that you designed your space.

So remember, you can do it yourself. It can be a lot of fun. So go out there. Pick up some swatches. Get some examples. There's even representatives at some of the stores that are there just to talk about colors.

So have some fun with it. Know that you made a decision and it's going to turn out beautiful.

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