4 Things to Consider before Choosing Your Next Paint Color

ECOS 03/05/2024

4 Things to consider...

Considering repainting a room in your house? Or are you looking to give a few of your rooms a makeover? No matter how many rooms are in need of an update, there are several things you should consider before settling on a color choice. Find out what you should keep in mind before coming to a decision.


What Your Preferences Are

It might be obvious to some that color preferences would be a priority, but you’d be surprised how often people jump on the trendy bandwagon and get stuck with a paint color that’s too loud for them to live with, or so boring that no one notices the color change at all. While it’s always fun to try something new, make sure you take into account how you really feel about a color. Make sure it’s a good fit for you before making any impulsive decisions.


How Light Factors In

Have you ever had a color that looks one way at one time of day and completely different throughout the day? Maybe you like the idea of chameleon-like paint. Maybe not. No matter which side of the fence you’re one, make sure you get an accurate idea of how a certain color may appear when different types of light touch it. Even if you like the idea of a color change, you might not like the tone of your color choice under certain lighting conditions.


How It Coordinates with the Rest of the Room

It’s very important to consider how the color you choose will look with lighting fixtures, cabinets, fireplaces, your flooring, and furniture in the room. If you don’t take this aspect into consideration, you might realize after the fact that the color you can’t live without clashes terribly with your couch, or makes your cabinets stand out too much. Once you’ve painted the room, you’re left with the decision to start the paint search all over again. Alternatively, you could also rip out your cabinets or replace your furniture to match that new paint color. If you’d rather avoid that hassle, make sure you choose a color that plays well with the rest of your room.


How It Makes You Feel

Have you ever noticed that different colors can make you feel different ways? You’re not the only one who’s noticed the effect a color can have on your mood. In fact, there are many studies that have been conducted to determine exactly how color can affect an individual. No matter what the experts say, you should consider the way colors tend to make you feel and take that into account before making your selection. A color that gets you pumped up would be a great option for a workout room, while a color that helps you relax is great for a bedroom—or a bathroom if you like to relax in the tub.


Feel ready to find the perfect color for your space? ECOS Paints, we’re eager to help you find the best paints and finishes for your project. Contact us today!

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