Design Basics Series – Paint Colors
This is the second episode of our Design Basics Series where we are talking about the basics of designing your home. Last week we tackled lighting. This week we are tackling picking paint colors and how to pick paint colors! There’s a lot that goes into picking paint colors for your home, and we’ve done our best to compile a list of Do’s and Don’ts for you to think about while thinking through paint colors.
Thursday, May 7 – LIVE Q&A
As part of the design basics series, we’ll also be doing a LIVE episode that is a Q&A where we get to answer YOUR questions about design basics. This is happening on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30pm Central Time. You’ll be able to find it on our Facebook page or on IG Live. To submit a question, DM us on Instagram or shoot us an email to email@example.com.
3:34 – Information about the LIVE Q&A Episode
Thursday, May 7 at 7:30pm Central Time
4:15 – Dad Joke of the week
06:08 – Today we are talking about one of the questions we get asked most frequently – how to pick paint colors for your home.
The DON’Ts and DOs of paint colors
7:22 – DON’T pick a paint color solely off what you see online, but DO use online inspiration as a starting point to make a list of options.
11:10 – DON’T only look at the main concentrated color within a color, but DO consider the undertones in a color.
The best way to tell undertones is to compare to the purest version of that color
16:53 – DON’T look at paint colors in isolation, but DO consider the color wheel.
It’s important to test the colors in your house because there are factors that affect how the color looks in your home.
22:51 – DON’T automatically go for the most concentrated version of that color, but DO consider a more muted version of that color.
24:57 – DON’T ignore your trim color, but DO consider repainting your trim if necessary
25:36 – DON’T start painting just because you like the swatch, but DO paint a swatch on every wall you plan to paint so you see how it reacts in different times of day, weather, lighting, etc.
27:07 – DON’T feel restricted to only a certain brand or concentration of your color, but DO know what options you have.
31:06 – DON’T paint a different color in every room of your house, but DO create some consistency and flow throughout your home.
32:22 – DON’T think that a paint color will save you from a really dark room, but DO consider your lighting and listen to last week’s episode.
35:19 – Things We’re Loving
Jeremy: Dresser Lamp
Chandler: Romabio Paints Limewash
Things We’re Loving
Links and Extra Resources
Here is a shortlist of paint colors that Chandler recommends regularly!
And for those wondering about the color wheel, there are plenty you can find online, but here is a very simple one that we found from Mesa Public Schools!
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