Coordinating Paint Colors

by Janice Prellie
(San Diego, CA)

Coordinating paint colors is a challenge for most people. For many people, when they are going to be painting, they know that it could be a difficult undertaking no matter what. However, it could be even more challenging if you do not know the reasons to start coordinating paint colors. When you do realize the overall objective for your home, though, it could end up being too late to change the project without having quite a bit of expense involved.

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One possible reason for coordinating paint colors is to simply have your home look better to people who visit. When you visit a home, one of the first things you see is how the inside of the home looks. So rather than having to worry that you will not be impressed this could allow the home to look lovely all the time.

Another reason for coordinating paint colors is to improve the lighting inside of the home. When the paints are coordinated properly, you will notice that it will make the room look brighter. However, if the paints are not coordinated properly, you could find the room looking dim or dark all the time.

Something else that you might not have thought about relative to coordinating paint colors is that by doing this you could actually enjoy your painting project more than you thought possible. And if you are having fun, you will find that the job seems to get done faster.

Doing this is also going to allow you to relax more inside of the room that has recently been painted. When you finish painting the room with the proper colors, you could end up finding that being inside of the room to be more relaxing than they thought. So rather than being stressed out about the various colors that do not match at all you could find these could allow you to relax more.

Being able to paint rooms inside of a home can be a great thing to do. However, you will want to know the overall goal and expected result of coordinating paint colors. If you realize the reasons to do this after you have started painting it could lead to more of a hassle because then you will want to change the colors. However, you should remember that if you do not do this it could make the room look terrible.

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Works wonders
by: sarahluv

My mom has a very small house but she has done such an amazing jobs coordinating paint colors that it has the illusion of being much bigger on the inside.

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Brighter rooms
by: Mike

You are right on with this on. We went and repainted the living room this past month. It was kind of dark in there (poor lighting). We picked a cheery yellow (but not too bright) and I can't believe how much brighter and lighter the room looks.
I think painting the walls is a quick pick-me-up to any room in the house.

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Slight Variances
by: Taylor

We're in the process of painting the interior of our home, and we're simply going from room to room with slight variances in shade from the previous room. So far it's working out well.

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This is for me
by: Margo

I do not coordinate colors well but I agree that it is an important part of design. I spend a lot of time at home so it is important that I feel relaxed here. The right paint scheme really does help.

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Flashy look
by: Syd62

I don't have an artistic bone in my body so I have no idea when it comes to coordinating paint colors. I allowed my children to choose the color they wanted and let them paint their own rooms. I chose what I liked for the main rooms and altogether I think it looks very bright and flashy.

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Subtle coordination is best for me
by: Ginny

I think the trick with coordinating paint colors is to not move drastically from one to another between rooms, unless the furnishings will bear it. Within one room I prefer to choose shades from one palette. Anything else seems to be harder to blend.

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Coordinating paint colors - To hard on myself?
by: jayla

I am almost to afraid to even do anything other than white or off white at this point. I look in the magazines and see how nice a place can look with coordinated paint colors. But can I do it?

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