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Avoid These Mistakes When Selecting Paint Colors For Your Next Project

When it comes to painting a space, many things might go wrong. However, a new coat of paint can fix a variety of issues. Because of this, even a well-applied layer of paint may make a space seem unsightly if the color scheme needs to be carefully considered. In this blog, you will learn more about how to avoid these common mistakes when selecting paint colors.

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Avoid these mistakes when selecting paint colors.

Your Finish Does Not Complement Your Paint Colors

It could surprise you how much of an impact the shine of your paint can have on the appearance of the space. This is key because the same color in a high-gloss finish may appear too bright, while the same color in a matte finish might be too dark. If you are looking for a finish that will last, you should choose a semi-gloss or high-gloss option rather than a matte one because the latter will be more resistant to exposing dirt.

You Don’t Use Interior Lighting When Painting

Most homeowners don’t consider that the lighting in their homes can impact their color scheme. Lighting is directly responsible for one of the most significant color problems they confront. Most colors may have one of three essential undertones: blue, red, or yellow. Depending on the light falling on them, these undertones may be more or less evident. Keeping this in mind, your lighting might be an issue if the color appears dull or takes on a different tint than you had anticipated.

There Is An Imbalance Within Your Paint Colors

Painting doesn’t have a color limit. However, there are several things to consider before using the color wheel. Remember that your paint will be one of many colors in the room. Wall color should help set the tone for your décor. Accent walls may be necessary if minimalism is your style but choose one or two primary colors first.  An all-white background might work in some designs, but in most houses, it looks bland.


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