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Choosing Home Interior Paint Colors – How To Choose Room Colors


► Nadia’s tips on how to choose the right interior paint colors for your home

○ Finding the right color and texture
– Purchase a fan deck
– Consider sight lines from room to room
– Have paint company match to your favorite color

○ Fun Ideas
– Add contrast by highlighting your baseboards, windows and trims with a darker color
– Draw attention to one wall in particular by painting it a different color
– Go outside the lines with ceiling paint or horizontal lines

○ Choosing the Perfect Paint
– Choose a white that complements your furniture
– Try colors with a hint of gray for a more sophisticated look
– Experiment on sample boards
– Use a semi-gloss finish on your trims for easy clean-up

More Tips:
You’ll be surprised how a new color can transform a room. Repainting a room is a truly is a fun and inexpensive way to completely change your home.

○ Use a fan deck
First, you want to equip yourself like a pro with a fan deck from your local paint store. A fan deck is a book of all the colors available by a certain paint manufacturer. Go around and match a paint color to all the main objects in a room, things like:
– Furniture
– Window treatments
– Cabinets
– Accent pieces

○ Next, go back to the paint store and get individual paint chips of each color. These are the main colors of the room, and you’ll use these to find interior wall colors that will complement them.

○ Visualizing your color choices with 3D design software
Using online kitchen design software, you can experiment with different wall color combinations and use it to recreate your home so you can literally see what your choices will look like from room to room. It’s so great to try before you buy or lift a finger.

○ Consider the sight lines in your home
If you are going to paint your dining room a royal blue, for instance, and you can see into your living room, consider living room colors that wont clash. Don’t paint your living room lavender when your dining room is royal blue.
Choose colors that will work in harmony with each other.

That doesn’t mean you can’t be bold. Experiment with some dramatic options, like painting one wall a different color than the rest of the room. Once you’ve found colors you like, paint a larger surface with your top two choices, then place them against the wall you’re going to paint. Let them live there for a couple of days, so you can see how they make you feel and how they change with the light.

○ How the pros did it
Look through decor magazines to see how pros make color work in different spaces. Pay attention to what you like. For example do softer colors appeal more than brighter ones to you?

Choosing Home Interior Paint Colors – How To Choose Room Colors

Paint is a simple way to refresh any room, but experimenting with new colors for your space can be intimidating. Learn tricks of the trade and how to choose a palette like an expert with professional designer Nadia Geller. Plus, see how to use Autodesk Homestyler, the free* online 3D home design software, where you can test out your choices before you ever pick up a brush.

*Autodesk Homestyler is a free online service that provides access to home design software created by Autodesk. Free products and services are subject to the terms of use that accompany them.

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  1. what colour can i use on windows with cream pie colored walls?

  2. Valley Home Improvement

    These are some helpful tips on choosing room colors. Thanks!

  3. veryneedful

  4. WorldwideTapestries

    The homestyler software is a great idea!

  5. Rajkumar Melgiri

    Very Nice……………

  6. Thanks for watching! 😉

  7. Hope you were able to get colors that you LOVED! 😉

  8. Thanks for watching! 😉

  9. Good stuff.

  10. Great video and tips as I'm off to get some paint today! Thanks

  11. Great video!

  12. Very good to know! Thanks for watching!

  13. I suggest doing both. My Benjamin Moore fan deck is a few years old, and I was *astonished* how different the sample colors looked on the wall next to the chip from the fan deck taped next to it. Their online site was invaluable!

  14. Thanks for watching and for offering great suggestions! 😉

  15. missthunderstormable

    choosing a color off an online software is not a good idea(maybe to get a general idea only)…colors can look totally different in reality, i ve seen it many times. the best thing to use is what the lady suggested -a fan deck, they look much closer to the real color than what you see online, online color actually is different on every pc screen even!! so i would not suggest anyone rely on that. Some color companies have very good fan decks, they actually paint a real paint on it!

  16. We totally agree! Most people think this is a piece of cake and this is what we see the most people struggle with! 😉

  17. Thanks! 😉

  18. GottaShopIt com

    Great tips..very informative vid..

  19. Thanks for watching! 🙂

  20. kitchencabinetvalue

    Great 3-step process to picking a color that will complement your kitchen cabinets.

  21. Oh sorry about that! 🙂 Totally understand about the red kitchen though…It has to be just perfect. I'm sure that you have tried mixing a ton of different combinations. Sorry that this is not so helpful for you.

  22. Often time the worker can mix paint colors for you. If you want it darker or brighter. So ask for their advice and see if they can customize a just the "right color" for you! 🙂

  23. So cool thnxxx….

  24. hamdan almuaini

    so cool so money wasted.. thanks for everything.. some ideas that pops in my head with your video

  25. I have a black and white kitchen not my choice but i have to live with it for awhile. Anyway, i was looking to find a nice wall color to accent the kitchen and that's where i am stuck. If anyone could give me directions on which colors may be suited for a black and white kitchen please respond ASAP!! someone did suggest to me a color "Apple Green" has anyone had this color on their wall? Thanks!!

  26. anyone know how to put more light in the room? when i do snapshot the room is very dark 🙂 and isn't realistic cuz i have to put a lot of windows but it doesnt do anything. thx

  27. @1moondoggie Thanks for the feedback : )

  28. I like red. cool program.

  29. brilliant, thanks!


  31. @ruudiluca Thank you 😀
    Those shows have a special place in our heart too.

  32. @FrankieFranks44 So happy you found Nadia's tips helpful! Would like to know what colors you went with – when you decide 😀

  33. @Nanowise Thank you! 🙂