If you’re like many people, you can close your eyes and visualize your dream home. That most likely includes some specific, nit-picky details — and there is nothing wrong with that.
One of the biggest choices that people face moving into their new digs is paint color. The last thing you want is to end up being the friend or family member that everyone giggles at for their choice of paint color. But you also don’t want to be boring or mundane.
The folks over at HGTV recommend that you “start small” when choosing paint colors. Don’t run out and buy gallons upon gallons of an off color that you think you might light. It may turn out to be a whimsical choice that doesn’t stand the test of time. Instead, they suggest that you paint a smaller room — a bathroom or even hallway — so that you can see how the color feels before committing.
Another important tip is to consider the vibe of the room. The mood that you would hope to have while in that room should reflect your color choice. For instance, in a bedroom you would most likely want a soothing color. Whereas in a playroom for children, you may be comfortable with a bolder color choice.
Don’t forget about lighting. In fact, many paint stores have a “light box” to allow you to see the color in brighter light. Colors can even seem different under different types of bulbs. For example, regular bulbs bring out warm tones and yellows, whereas Fluorescent lights cast a blue tone.
These are just a few of the many things to consider when contemplated what color to pain the inside of your new home. But without fulling vetting the color, you are setting yourself up for a major headache.