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How to Choose a Paint Color

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Many people know they want their home to look straight out of a magazine, but the process behind getting that look is more complicated than what it looks. One of the biggest factors into designing that dream look is picking the right paint colors.

For the painting contractor, picking the right palette is part of the job. However, for the customer, it's more overwhelming. To help, our team of specialists have put together some pointers on how to make the process smooth and easy.

Find Inspiration

Do you have a favorite home design look you see in the magazine? Put a sticky note on the page. Have Pinterest? Make a board of your favorite ideas. Before you can start on the job, you need to know what you like and don't like.

If there's a specific style you like, note it down. If you're having cabinet painting done, make sure you find the colors and details you like. All of this matters and is essential to the first step of finding the right colors.

Decide on the Type of Look You Want

Once you've gotten some ideas, it's time to select the actual look. Here are some things to consider in your painting selection:

  • Am I going for neon palette or neutral colors?
  • Am I trying to darken or lighten up the room?
  • Am I trying to color code the paint with the rest of the house?

All of these are great questions to be asking throughout the duration of the process.

Look At Different Brands

There are multiple different brands to choose from. For instance:

  • Dunn-Edwards
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Behr
  • Benjamin Moore

Each paint has its pros and cons, which can alter the final look of the product. Do the research to see which ones you may like the most.

Sample Your Paints

This ties into the last point about looking at different brands for the color. Many brands offer samples of paint that you can look at/try out. Maybe you're wanting to decide between two different, yet similar, shades of coral blue. You have the option of putting it to the test to see which one will live up to your expectations.

The last thing you want to see is that the paint you bought isn't what you wanted and you used the entire bucket. Not only will you have to repeat the process all over again, but it costs money! Don't be afraid of trying different colors. In the end, it's worth it!

Cobra Painting LLC Palette Selection

Choose from a wide variety of paints with Cobra Painting LLC's Painters. We're the painting contractor to help you choose the right colors for your property. Whether you're looking fence painting or sidewall painting, we're able to help you out. Call us now to speak with painting experts who can help you find the right shades for your home.

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