You know your room needs a fresh coat of paint, but you keep putting it off, because, frankly, you’re just not sure what color to choose. It’s not unusual to agonize over a color scheme for a room. By default, many of us choose white, ivory, or a neutral beige. It’s hard to go wrong with one of the old standbys; they just go with everything. But they can also be a little boring. Don’t let fear of color turn your room white. Colors can add depth and texture to your room. Using the right colors can turn an otherwise dull room into a beautiful, warm space. If you get a color you don’t like, just paint over it! If you’re nervous about choosing the color scheme, ask your painting contractor about your home’s paint colors. Your Oakton painting contractor can easily create any mood for your home’s rooms.
Reston house painters and designers often take their color cues from a favorite accessory or piece of furniture that a homeowner has and build the color scheme for a room around that item. Hey, it works for designers, why not for the rest of us? And, actually, that’s what many people are doing.
It’s very difficult to tell what a color is going to look like on your wall using a small paint swatch. There’s no way to do it without spending a little money — those little color chips you can get at the paint store are entirely too small to be of any help. Many paint manufacturers are now offering small sample cans of their colors. They cost only a few dollars and will prevent you from wasting money on a color that just isn’t right. Paint a swatch on a wall and look at it during different times of day. This way you can see how it looks in different types and degrees of light. You can paint fairly large squares on the wall where they’ll be hidden under a picture.
Another option to get a better “feel” for a paint color is to purchase a small amount of the paint you’re considering and paint a large piece of posterboard or foamcore with that color. Place the painted board in the room you’re thinking of painting and “live” with the color for a few days to decide whether you really like it or not.
Ultimately, it could be that the answer to your painting dilemma is right in your house. When choosing your painting colors, take your cues from a favorite possession. If it happens to be a color that you feel would be overwhelming for all the walls, then try it on just one wall, or use it as an accent color and paint your walls in a complementary color. It’s sure to be a color scheme that you’ll adore. If you’re nervous about choosing the color scheme, ask your Fairfax painting contractor about your home’s paint colors. This will take some pressure off you, while ensuring great results. As a highly trusted and experienced VA paint contractor serving Fairfax, Ashburn, Vienna, Reston, Oakton and surrounding areas, we’ll do the job right the first time. For an estimate, contact us at (703) 263-3302 today!