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How to Choose Interior Paint Colors to Match Furniture (Part 1)

The easiest way to choose the best interior paint colors is to start with the ones you love.

When you start with the ones you love,

you’re not bound by the traditional color schemes of a particular decorating style.

And when you use your favorite color as a base color, you can use it to create a color scheme around it,

and your favorite colors can be the perfect inspiration for a new color palette for the whole house.

Here’s how to find out what your favorite color means and how you can decorate with it.

 

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors to Match Furniture (Part 1)

 

Find inspiration for paint color

Magazines and catalogs have always been a staple of decorating inspiration,

and you have access to thousands of inspiration pages online.

Retailer websites can be inspiring with their room vignettes.

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors to Match Furniture (Part 1)

And paint brands can show you ways to use color in your home.

Social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram also provide color inspiration that updates in real time.

 

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors to Match Furniture (Part 1)

 

Using color theory to create a color scheme

You don’t have to study color theory to get great ideas from a small color wheel,

and inexpensive color tools can quickly generate color scheme ideas.

As the wheel spins, you can see how colors can relate to each other, and learn the basics of color theory.

Although you probably won’t be painting your house the exact colors you see on the steering wheel,

you can choose shades of those colors at your favorite paint store.

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors to Match Furniture (Part 1)

And it’s easy to use the color wheel to create a color scheme once you’ve learned a few easy concepts.

 

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors to Match Furniture (Part 1)

 

Get creative with choosing neutral paint colors

Choosing neutral paint colors doesn’t mean they have to be muted,

as you can enhance your neutral palette by getting creative with how you use colors.

A wall striped in neutral colors adds a lot of elegance, but still keeps the room cozy.

A neutral wall color with a pastel ceiling is also a tricky way to add color without losing the cozy feel of the space.

 

How to Choose Interior Paint Colors to Match Furniture (Part 1)

 

Pull your paint color out of print

One of the easiest ways to choose interior paint colors is to start with a printed fabric.

Cushions, bedding, and even table linens can provide you with paint color ideas,

so if you’re creating a feature wall, look for bolder colors in print.

And if you want to choose a paint color more subtle or for a larger area,

look for the color in the small details of the print texture.

Just take a sample canvas to a paint store, so you can choose paint strips to display at home.

 

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