How to Get Your Paint Color Selection Right

Are you having problems with your paint color selection?

Do you find that you sometimes ask for the wrong paint color at the store?

Or you get home with your new paint color and find that it doesn’t look how you thought it would in the room you are painting?

Do you go to the paint shop and then can’t remember the name of the color you have chosen, or find that the color you have chosen isn’t available in the paint you want to use?

Not only can this cause frustration and stress, but it can end up costing you a whole lot of extra money!

Following these simple tips on paint color selection, will make things a lot easier, less stressful, and can even save you money too!

When you are picking your colors, your first step should be to decide on the brand and quality of paint that you are going to use and then make your paint color selection from the colors that are available for that brand of paint. Whilst many colors can be put into different brands, that is not the case for every color, you will save yourself a lot of frustration and disappointment if you make your paint color selection from those colors that you know can go into the brand of paint you wish to use.

Once you have chosen the colors you want to use, get them mixed up into sample pots and then use these in the room you want to paint. Colors can look very different in your own home as opposed to how they look in the store or on the color chart. The color of your carpet, furniture or even the colors outside your house can all affect the way the color will look on your wall.

Once you have made your paint color selection, then write them down. Or better yet bring in the sample pots that you have used to the store. You would be amazed at the number of people who go to get their paint colored and then ask for the wrong color because they can’t remember the exact color name.

Make sure that you ask for the complete color name, if the color you want is called Antique White U.S.A., then that is what you need to ask for. Don’t just ask for Antique White, or you will end up with the wrong color and waste money. The same goes for Color Bond colors. Make sure you state that it is a Color Bond color.

Most importantly, you need to remember which brands color chart the color has come from, paint companies can all have a color with the same name, yet these will all be slightly different paint colors.

Keep these points in mind when you are next selecting your paint colors and you will save yourself time and money.