Redoing a room (or many rooms) in your home is both exciting and intimidating. On the one hand, your home is getting some much-deserved TLC that will give it new life and energy. On the other, you have no idea just what those colors should be, and there seem to be endless brands and samples from which to choose.
Now is the time to hire a knowledgeable residential painter in Vacaville, CA to help you with this important decision. An experienced company will know what type of paint to put on the walls, and will also have some suggestions for what will make your rooms pop.
In the meantime, you’ll want to start looking at some home color samples! So here are some tips on how to use these samples correctly to ensure the best results.
Establish some boundaries
If you have absolutely zero idea what you like, it makes sense to do a little brainstorming before you hit the home improvement store. Otherwise, you’re apt to walk in and have a panic attack when you see all the options! Ask yourself what you want the room to represent: is it going to be bright and cheerful, cool and sophisticated, warm and earthy? Deciding on your room’s theme will help you narrow down your color options significantly. Then you can browse samples in the tones that you’re after, and take home a bunch of options to try out.
Choose a good set of colors
Painting is exciting, but try not to get carried away by choosing a lot of conflicting colors. Painting each room a different color might sound fun in theory, but in practice, it can end up looking like a carnival. It’s best to decide on a good central color, and then incorporate a few other complementary hues that will help one room flow to the next.
Resist the urge to paint
It’s true that the top way to test out a possible paint color is to see it on the wall. But if you paint myriad colors on your wall, you’ll end up with a lot of colors that will have rough edges, making them difficult to paint over. Plus, a single, thin layer of paint doesn’t really do justice to the actual finished look. It’s better to follow proper protocol in order to preserve your walls and really get a feel for how the color will turn out.
Follow proper protocol
Keep your walls clean and save yourself the extra work of priming over tough paint samples by using this simple tool: plain, white notecards. Paint several good coats of paint onto each card and tape them to the wall. This is also great time to talk with your chosen residential painter in Vacaville, CA. Ask them for their insight, as they may have some helpful tips for what colors will do the most for your room and overall home design.
Now that you know how to use your color samples well, schedule a conscientious, trustworthy residential painter in Vacaville, CA to come out, and then go have fun looking at colors. Reach out to Pro-Tech Painting & Decorating, LLC for more information about how we can help.