Choosing the Right Paint Color

Choosing the Right Paint Color


Choosing the Right Paint Color

When it comes to choosing the right paint color for your home, there are 2 things to consider.

Foundation Palette

If you wish for your home to flow throughout it will be important to figure out what your home’s foundation palette is.  You really have a 50% chance of getting it right as there are only 2 choices:  white or cream.

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Cream Foundation Palette – Image Credit

choosing the right paint color

White Foundation Palette – Image credit

Fixed Elements

If you have any fixed elements in a room (fixed elements are those that are not easily removed such as cupboards, counters, backsplash, flooring), that will not be changed or removed.  Any fixed element that is staying NEEDS to be taken into consideration while choosing colors.  You can either work with the fixed elements or you can choose to ignore them.

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As you can see, the fireplace in this room (a family that I am currently working with) and built-ins are dated.  These 2 fixed elements will not be going anywhere with this ‘Refresh’ project.  However, we will be painting it so the reds and browns do not come into play when we choose colours.  The dark brown built-ins will also be painted.

The Power of Paint

Although this ‘Refresh’ project is not completed yet, I couldn’t wait to pop over to see the painting of the dark wood panels and the built ins.  The built-ins were painted in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter and the wood panels on the walls were painted Benjamin Moore Spanish White (which is a cream as the home’s foundation palette is cream).

choosing the right paint color
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choosing the right paint color
© Get It Together

Floors are going to be installed and then we will have to wait a bit for the custom furniture to arrive.  Although the furniture is taking a bit longer than expected, I always encourage clients to never compromise.  If something is going to take a bit longer, than be patient and wait.  You will never kick yourself by compromising!

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When it comes to choosing the right colour or finished for your home, you just can not afford to make a mistake!  Send me an email to discuss your home.

One of the biggest investments one can make is the investment of a home and I believe you should LOVE coming home – every.single.day.

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