Selecting paint colours for your home can be something that makes your mind absolutely bend – I’ve seen it too many times and have even experienced it first hand in my own house! It’s no secret that I’m a Benjamin Moore junkie and I have such a passion for finding that perfect paint colour that makes you feel like what you had envisioned for your space has arrived (and hopefully, the journey wasn’t too long).
STEP 1: DO SOME RESEARCH (AND SOUL SEARCHING!)
STEP 2: SAMPLE COLOURS YOU’RE CONSIDERING
STEP 3: GO WITH YOUR GUT …. THEN SAMPLE, AGAIN
You are better at this than you know! I always tell people to go with their gut because I find that 9 out of 10 people will look at a colour and instantly say, “yeah…. I kind of like that!” or be totally turned off to it. Your personal taste matters because this is YOUR home.
Next, sample it. All paint stores have small sample pots that will cover a good chunk of wall space. Once you’ve narrowed your choices down to 2 colours (and no more than 2! Otherwise you’ll get lost in the world of sample potting and it’s hard to come back from there), paint a large part of your wall in that colour. Too many times I’ve seen people do a small 4″ square floating in the middle of a wall and they can’t process the colour this way. Use the entire sample pot!! I can’t express that enough. Do as massive of a patch as you can so you can truly see that colour in your space. No floating tiny squares in the middle of the wall.
You absolutely can select your own paint colours like a pro. Spend some time spent researching and addressing what the look is that you’re going for, look at those colour chips in your space, then go with your gut and select the colour you love and have a good feeling about. Your home is a reflection of you and you deserve to have it be exactly what you want it to be!