How to Choose the Right Paint Color - John Maher Builders
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How to Choose the Right Paint Color

Applying a fresh coat of paint to your walls can lift an entire room and set the mood. Before choosing a color, it’s important you determine the functionality of a room and the décor you have in mind. The paint selection process can be daunting. Therefore, we’ve put together some tips to help guide you in the right direction.


If you’re looking for a vibrant pop of color, think shades of orange, red or yellow. Bright saturated colors bring a sense of energy to a room. These colors work especially well in areas where people are gathered such as the kitchen or living room.


Natural shades such as white, beige, and grey are timeless. These colors work in any room of the house and are versatile with whatever furniture or décor you choose to decorate with. If you’re into a more minimalist style, opt for a white or grey. Light and airy colors have the potential to make a room feel more spacious and calming.


Cool colors like shades of blue and green give off a tranquil and soothing aura. Think relaxation. Therefore, these colors are often found in the bathroom or bedroom of the home.

Dark & Dramatic

Shades of brown, charcoal, and navy have a dramatic effect on the appearance of a room. They can also add a level of sophistication, luxury, and warmth. These colors are sure to make a statement whether used in your bedroom, dining room, living room or bathroom. They can also make for a great accent wall.

Consider Lighting

Lighting is always a factor in choosing the right shade of paint. Therefore, it’s recommended to test multiple color swatches before making your final decision. Natural light displays color at its truest form, while fluorescent lighting can add a tint and warmth to your walls.

What’s your style? Are you more elegant and sophisticated or do you prefer to show off your bold and adventurous side?

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