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Choosing a Paint Color

Updated: Mar 1

Choosing a paint color can be hard. There's a million options to choose from--Have you seen how many shades of white and gray there are?! On top of that, there's dozen of paint companies with their own paint colors. The color you choose for your walls can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your space --In fact, there are many psychological studies that prove that colors can evoke certain emotions without you even realizing it. Hopefully these tips will help you to choose the right color for you.

Follow these simple steps to choose the best paint color for your space.

  1. Don't pick the paint color first, match it to the rug, furniture, or art. (Coordinating with the rug is always the easiest)

  2. For a more flexible wall color, stick with neutrals. Use art and accessories to add your punch of color so you can easily change the look later by replacing only a couple of items.

  3. Use 2-4 tester colors in multiple spots around the space to see how it looks in natural light throughout the day.

To order your paint swatches--Use Samplize to order peel & stick samples that you can use around the home without making a big mess. Click this link to get started>>


Flat/ Matte No shine at all. Can be used in low traffic areas like bedrooms, as well as ceilings.

Flat Enamel Almost to shine at all but is a bit easier to clean than flat paint.

Eggshell Enamel Has a tiny bit of shine. Moderate traffic areas such as living rooms.

Satin Enamel Has a bit more shine and works well in high traffic areas that have moisture such as kitchens or bathrooms.

Semi-Gloss Enamel Shiny but not glass-like. This is what you should use on cabinets and trim, or in really high moisture areas.

Hi-Gloss Enamel Shiny! This gives an almost glass-like finish and is perfect for high-use surfaces (like and railing or furniture)


If you're painting over an existing red paint, use a light gray paint instead of white to prime it for the next color. White paint will take many coats to cover the red pigment, but gray will neutralize the red much faster.

If you still need help choosing your color, then give me call or message me for details. Thanks for following along and have a colorful day!

Kelley K

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