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How to Choose Paint Colors

9 Awesome Quick Tips

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by Jeff Patterson in Interior DIY Projects
How to Choose Paint Colors for Walls and More

What’s the best way to choose paint colors?

Hint: it’s not choosing a bazillion samples.

Today’s tutorial cuts to the chase fast. Because who has the time to waste on paint!

Let’s dive in!


How to Choose Paint Colors Fast!

Tip #1 – Choose the mood you want to create. Do you want light and airy? How about dark and stormy…okay, that’s a drink. But you get the point.

Tip #2 – Limit the number of paint colors to three. Anything more and you’ll have analysis paralysis.

Tip #3 – Look at Benjamin Moore paint for inspiration. They have ton of great options and make searching for paint online super easy. And no, this tutorial isn’t sponsored by them.

Tip #4 – Apply paint in a 12″ x 12″ square on the wall using foam brushes. These brushes are cheap and allow paint to be quickly added to walls without any cleanup.

Tip #5 – Add paint samples to other walls in the same room to see how light reflects off them.

Tip #6 – Get several opinions from different people. Especially get the opinion of your significant other before painting the room.

Tip #7 – Ensure your paint sample matches the floor color and tone.

Tip #8 – Paint samples should match room elements like the fireplace, bannister, and woodwork.

Tip #9 – Paint themes should be cohesive and in a family of colors.

Watch our video to see how we chose a paint color and why we chose it


What’s Next

The obvious next step is to paint your room.

We highly recommend using Purdy paint supplies. They can be found at Sherwin Williams in the US.

Why do we like Purdy? Simple, their paint brushes are great for painting straight ceiling lines and their rollers don’t leave lint on the wall.

Hopefully these tips help. Let us know if you have any questions.


Jeff Patterson


  1. Anthony Raynor says:

    I just do whatever my Wife tells me. I can guarantee you she’s evaluated everything, although this sometimes leads to me repainting things. Like our bedroom 4 times in 5 years.

    1. Ditto, that’s the safest methodology, lol. Although it’s nice to have these tips so that you can avoid repainting!!

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