Deciding on a Paint Color

Hi! I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. Margot and I are kicking off our weekend by picking out paint colors for our home. Who knew there were so many different colors to pick from? And of course, Margot and I have completely different ideas in mind when it comes to color choices. It is certainly making things interesting.

I know many of you, my readers, are also renovating your homes as well. Because of this, I wanted to take the time to share with you some of the tips I received from the guys at the paint store. They are definitely good tips to keep in mind as you go about finding a paint color for your home.

Dark colors can make a room seems smaller. This means that you do not want to paint the walls in a small room dark. It can make a bathroom feel cramped and crowded. However, if you have a large space, such as a large sitting room or living room, you may want to make the space seem smaller and more intimate. In these cases, a dark color can be perfect. But keep in mind, if you select a dark color, you will have to coat the walls a couple more times to keep them from looking streaky. If you hate painting like me, you may not want to do this.

Light colors can make a room seem larger, brighter and more airy. These lighter colors are perfect for smaller spaces or spaces where you do not have much natural light. In our home, we want the space to flow and we want things to seem bright. I work from home as a freelance game developer for online casinos, so I don’t want to sit in a dark and dreary home all day. Because of this, we are going with light colors. However, we are torn on the colors. I wouldn’t mind a blue or gray. Margot likes greens and yellows. Hopefully we can find something that we both like and soon. If all else fails, we may flip a coin and see who wins. If nothing else, we are certainly learning how to compromise with each other.

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