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How to Choose the Right Paint Color

How to Choose the Right Paint Color

How to Choose the Right Paint Color

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"Color Me Confused"

In our "Ask Homepolish" column, a couple of our designers tackle one of those difficult questions... how to choose the right hue for you. With so many beautiful colors, what can you do?

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Dear Homepolish,
How do you choose the right paint color for each room in your home, and what should I think about when it comes to color choices? Does the finish of the paint matter?

- Color Me Confused, San Diego, CA

Click through our designers’ expert tips in the gallery.

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  • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

    Hi there–do you mean the direction in which the sun is coming into your room/apartment?

    • Pontifikate

      Yes. I have a northern exposure. That is my only source of light — from the north.

      • https://www.homepolish.com Homepolish

        We’ll send it out to our designers to see what they say for one of our upcoming “Ask Homepolish” columns.

        • Pontifikate

          Thanks!

  • http://www.makingmanzanita.com Chelsea @ Making Manzanita

    I love these tips! I totally agree that gray is a great color for those not too sure, we went with a darker gray on our walls. I love that the darker shade makes it a little more moody, but it is versatile enough to work with tons of different colors. Paint color is so important for the aesthetics of the room. I’ve found that many get overwhelmed at the very thought of choosing a paint color and deciding the steps (or order) of decorating a room. I love thinking of decorating as “layers”. I wrote this post about the layers of home decor and paint color is layer #1: https://www.makingmanzanita.com/the-layers-of-home-decor/