4 Tips for Choosing a New Paint Color for Your Home

Choosing a New Paint Color For Your Home

Choosing the right paint color for your home, inside or out, can be tricky. With so many options to choose from, it can easily become overwhelming. Follow these four tips for choosing a new paint color for your home.

Get Inspired

This is the fun part! Dig out all of the magazines and retail catalogs you have sitting around. Then, mark the pages that use colors you’re drawn to. No magazines? No problem. Hop on Pinterest for practically unlimited ideas. Better yet, take inspiration from what you already have at home. Do you have a piece of artwork with a beautiful color scheme? Use it as inspiration! You don’t have to paint your living room dark purple, but you can find complementary colors that will bring your room to life. Looking for the perfect color for the exterior of your home? Take a drive! Cruise through neighborhoods to identify homes with color palettes that speak to you.

Get Creative in Your Comfort Zone

You don’t have to choose a bold red or turquoise to show your creative side. If your favorite space is more in the neutral zone, find ways to do something different with neutrals. Rather than a solid beige wall, add white or cream stripes. It adds character while staying in a color scheme you’re comfortable with.

Sample Savvy

You found the perfect color. You made the commitment and bought enough for the entire project. Now it’s on the walls and, well, you’ve lost that loving feeling. The easiest way to avoid this is by using samples. Take home a small container of your top three color options. Put a decent sample size on the wall of each (be sure to label them if they’re similar shades so you don’t forget which is which) and take a day or two. This allows you to see those colors from sunrise to sundown and how they might change based on brightness or lighting. 

You can do this for your home’s exterior as well. Pick an unassuming spot where you can try out your samples. Then, try to imagine your entire home in that color and determine if you still love it enough to commit. That yellow hue might look gorgeous and funky on a sample swatch, but applied to your entire home it could take on the look of a giant canary. 

Paint Style Selection

It’s important to remember the type of paint and the sheen of the paint you select, as well. Think about where this paint is going. The exterior of your home? Be sure to select a durable paint for home exteriors. For interior paints, determine the sheen based on the room you’re painting. For instance, high-traffic areas such as hallways, the kitchen or bathrooms will see lots of messy hands, especially if you have small children in the house. Your paint should have a sheen that will allow easy clean-up. 

Regardless of the project you decide to tackle, be sure you have the right financing. Let HFS Financial help you find the financing option that’s best for your project. From smaller paint projects to large inground swimming pool loans, you’ll find all the help you need for financing almost any home improvement project. Contact us today at 1-800-254-9560 for more information or fill out our 60-second loan application inquiry. “You Dream It, We Finance It.”


4 Tips for Choosing a New Paint Color for Your Home

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