It’s not as easy as it sounds to pick the right paint color for your walls. There’s lots of things to consider including how lighting conditions affect color, like I blogged about here.
Remember, the old color is going away! Compare the swatch to the trim, flooring, fabrics – whatever else that is staying in the room, rather than the wall color that will no longer be in the room.
You have to first try to perceive that new color in isolation, then perceive it in relation to what other colors will be in the room, as well as understand how different lighting conditions will impact it. Oh, and be able to make sure the undertones are right. There are undertone/overtones in every color that are especially important if you want the color to look sophisticated and up-to-date, rather than juvenile and so 1992.
The Decorologist prescribes colors that enrich your everyday life and make you happy to be home. Schedule now for a color consultation or design intervention by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not in the Greater Nashville area, online consultations are also available.
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