In a painting project, choosing among a varied panel of colors is not always easy. If the color charts give an overview of the different shades offered, they also reveal the range of possibilities with a wide variation of tones.
With ever more subtle nuances, the color awakens the desires and causes indecision. In order to guide these difficult choices, the experts and colorists have thought of solutions to guide the most hesitant. Samples, testers, or visualizers allow you to realize the colors in (almost) real conditions. Some pro tips also avoid mistakes and allow you to choose the right paint color.
Make A Color Test On Cardboard
Carrying out color tests on the walls has some constraints, in particular the fact of having to repaint them in the event of a change of mind. It is also possible to apply the color on a cardboard (brown packaging or gray), advises the stylist. The acrylic paint hangs very well and makes beautiful flat areas.
Some colorists also offer to order printed cards of the desired shade to get a precise idea. By walking it in space, we get closer to the elements present, putting the colors side by side, and we realize the different effects of the light.
Before repainting an entire wall, it is advisable to carry out a test with a sample.
Project yourself with a dedicated application
In the trend of augmented reality, applications are multiplying to offer a personalized vision of its interior, according to the desired colors. It is an enhancement of the color, and the images give ideas of associations of shades, contrasts, or shades. We take a photograph of the piece concerned, we choose the colors, and we visualize the made—a good way to realize such proportions. For example, instead of painting the entire wall, white ceiling fallout can be interesting. It is helpful to inspire, awaken other ideas or consolidate choice.
With dedicated applications, it is now possible to have a preview in real conditions of the chosen paint.
Take the soil into consideration when choosing your paint.
We often forget to count it among the selection criteria for color, but the soil is decisive. For example, if the floor is in warm and orange hues, the best is to choose a warm color on the wall. With a white or gray floor, you can do almost what you want ! "When the covering is a parquet, it is necessary to take it into account to choose the suitable color. With parquet, the color of the paint should be chosen with care.