Check Out Our Online Store! Shop Online

Benjamin Moore

3 Common Mistakes When Choosing Paint Colors

3 Common Mistakes When Choosing Paint Colors

A fresh coat of paint can solve a lot of ills, but when you’re painting a room, there is a lot that can go wrong.

A fresh coat of paint can solve a lot of ills, but when you’re painting a room, there is a lot that can go wrong. That’s why if you’re not careful about color choice and lean in the wrong direction, even a perfectly applied coat of paint can make a room feel strange. Three of the most common mistakes are easy to correct, we’ll go through them here.

Using The Wrong Finish

It can surprise you how much of an effect the sheen of your paint can have on your finished room. Depending on the amount of light, the same color in high-gloss may be too bright, while a matte might be too dark. Additionally, if you look for long-term wear, a matte will be less durable and more prone to showing dirt than a semi-gloss to a high-gloss finish.

Not Checking Your Light

One of the biggest color issues that many homeowners face is a direct result of not considering their lighting as they made their color choice. Most hues run in a few directions, with blue, red, or yellow undertones. Depending on your light, these undertones can be more or less visible. With that in mind, if your color looks dingy, or a different hue than you expected, your lighting might be the culprit.

Using Too Many or Too Few Colors

There are no hard rules for how many or how few colors you should use while painting. Even so, there are a few things you should consider before going overboard with the color wheel. Remember that the only color in a room won’t be the paint you use. In general, your wall paint should help set the tone for the rest of your decor. If your style is minimalist, having accent walls may be critical, but it’s best to choose one or two primary colors and then add accents. If you fall on the other end of the spectrum and are using too few colors, you might be missing out too. While the idea of an all-white backdrop works for some aesthetics, in many homes it leads to a dull, dated result.

Get in Touch with Columbia Paint Company Today

Columbia Paint Company is happy to help you choose the perfect color for your painting project and offer you tips for every step of the way. Not sure how to make sure your siding, trim, and accent colors match? Need to see the paints you loved online in person? Schedule an appointment today by calling 443-319-4001 or visiting us online. For more painting tips and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Houzz, YouTube, and Pinterest!


At Columbia Paint you'll find all the necessary tools to complete your project. We even offer color consultation to ensure your satisfaction. Visit our website, call us or stop in today!
6505 Dobbin Rd