You are standing there dazed at the many paint color options you have staring in front of you- - How will you pick? We have all been there. If you have ever been a tad confused at the paint counter, we know how you feel. The choices seem endless, so how do you know you are picking the right one? Believe it or not, there is a way to pick the best paint color, and to do that you must ask yourself these questions before choosing paint.
One of the first questions to ask yourself before choosing paint is: how susceptible are you to paint odors? If you are not a big fan of the smell of paint, the first thing to do is opt for paint that is water based. Water based latex paints have little to no odor compared to oil based paint.
The second question to ask yourself before choosing paint is: how much traffic is in the area you are painting? If your answer is plenty, then you must know that wall and wood work become soiled whenever there is a ton of traffic or activities going on in a room. With that being the case, the best thing to do is to purchase paint with high gloss properties, which will ultimately help you fight stains and it’ll be easier to clean.
The third question to ask yourself before choosing paint is: what kind of ambience are you going for? If you want to make for a room to be more inviting go for hues that are on the warm spectrum. Try colors like yellow.
Don’t forget to also ask yourself these questions before choosing paint: How often do I re-paint this area? How much time do I want to spend on this task? And lastly, Do I wish this room was bigger? If so, pick lighter colors as they trick the eye into believing a room is bigger than what it actually is.