A simple decision at face value is to choose a paint color or color scheme for your home, which can turn even the strongest amongst us into quivering wimps. The fear of picking the wrong color has many home owners paralyzed and unable to make a decision.
You can always hire a decorator or a color design expert to help you solve your color selection problem. However, if your would rather do it own your own you can use a simple technique that I recommend to painting your home. Make a trip to your local home improvement center and head straight for the paint department.
Pick what ever color you take a fancy to, but do not worry about where you will be using the color for now. Just have fun with your choices this will help you reduce the intimidation of choosing a color. This is the first step in overcoming your fear. Grab you favorite fashion magazines and cut out images with colors you find attractive. After all if you are attracted to a color in make up or fashion, odds are you will like that color in your home.
Find an inspiration piece in your home that you absolutely love. Use the colors from that piece to guide you in you color choices. Buy a pint or a smaller size of paint colors you have decided on and apply them to a small section of wall or poster board, tape it to the wall. Watch how the color changes through out the day as it responds to daylight and artificial light. If you definitely love the color, then get the color and start painting. If not, then just repeat this exercise.
Keep in mind that choosing a paint color or color scheme for your home is not a life or death choice. Approach the decision with a sense of humor and adventure knowing that no matter if you choose right or wrong at least you made a decision. If you chose the color you love, then congratulations. If you chose a color you decided you did not like, then congratulations. You are just one step closer to finding the color that defines your personality and one step further away from your fear of color.
Finding the perfect color to paint a room can be a challenge for even the most accomplished do it yourself individual. After staring at one hundred color swatches of what appears to be the same shade of red, it is no surprise that many people feel overwhelmed. To help take the stress out of choosing a color, which provides the tools needed to make color selection a snap.
Designer, paint expert, author and host of the popular public television series "Paint! Paint! Paint!" Sloan Payne-Rutter says, the he get comments every day from people expressing how daunting it is to choose colors for their paint projects. However, the color made simple addresses these concerns and takes the guesswork out of choosing paint colors.
True Value has introduced the following tools to help do it yourself individuals simplify selecting colors. Color matching and idea cards can match nearly any desired color and provides idea cards using professionally selected color combinations to demonstrate how certain colors work together in a room.
In store certified color experts are all graduates of a Color School, a certificate curriculum approved by the Paint Quality Institute. Certified Color Experts can give guidance on every thing from selecting colors to achieve a certain mood to providing advice on the best tools to complete any paint project.
Color auditions is four ounce sample bottles that let people test different colors at home before committing to gallons of paint. Color auditions accommodate a one inch brush and provide enough paint for a trial section of wall covering four square feet.