Paint color is one of the toughest decisions when it comes to redesigning a space. It’s also the question I’ve been asked the most, and I LOVE IT because it sets the tone for the entire project moving forward. Typically, I’m a fan of more neutral colors so the walls become a canvas to layers of furniture, pattern, texture, lighting, and art to make it feel alive! Although, I’m a huge fan of creating ‘accent rooms’… more on that in the upcoming weeks!! To help with the search for the perfect paint color, I’ve created a ‘cheat sheet’ with my favorite off-white paint colors from Benjamin Moore. Note: The colors will appear different between computer screen and an actual paint sample.
A good rule of thumb is that it’s best to ALWAYS get multiple paint samples (of the same color) to put up on all walls. This helps identify how the color will react with your uniquel environment, lighting levels, and other color you may have in the space. A color can change between different lighting environments, and can cause undertones to appear. I always recommend to get a larger sample than the standard paint chip, to help avoid this common problem. Often times you can order 8.5″x11″ sheets or just paint a huge swatch on white poster foam board. These extra steps will ensure you really love the color before you paint the whole room in two coats!
Are you more neutral or color loving when it comes to interior? Let me know if the comments!