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Your Ultimate Room Painting Cheat Sheet

A fresh coat of paint is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to breathe new life into a room. However, there are a number of things to consider before you break out the rollers and start painting. Consult this cheat sheet for ideas on painting that will ensure that your new room makes the statement you want it to with its new paint job.

Look at the Lighting

Look at the lighting of the room when choosing a color. Natural light from open windows or skylights makes the color you choose look vibrant and bright. Incandescent lighting makes warmer colors look warmer and cooler colors look cooler. Fluorescent lighting has a natural blue tint that will affect the shade of any color under it.

Think About the Mood of the Room

Mood is another important consideration. Think about what the room you are painting will be used for and the message you want to send with it. The color of paint you choose can have a huge impact on the mood of the people in the room. For example, red makes people stimulated and excited, yellow makes them happy, and blue makes them feel calm.

Match the Surroundings

The room you are painting is not the only one in the structure. Make sure that the new paint matches the other rooms in the area. Check everywhere with a direct line of sight to the room that you are painting to get the most complete picture.

Test the Paint

Don’t start painting without conducting a spot test first. Once the paint gets on the wall, it may look slightly different from how it does on the swatch. Test several colors in a small area on the wall and allow them to dry to get the best idea of what they will look like.

For more ideas about painting a room, as well as all the professional help you might need, contact Color World Paintingtoday by calling us at (888) 324-0313 or requesting an estimate online.