Picking colors is something that you should definitely think through before making a final decision. Most people live with one particular paint color on their walls for an average of 5 years, sometimes more. Paint color is a BIG commitment. This is actually one of the reasons that people wind up sticking with neutral colors. So, before you go and make a huge mistake by having your walls painted a color that you really don’t like – talk to a professional painter or color consultant and get some help through the process.
There are certain professional painters that have experience in this area. There is no harm in asking your painter about the possibility of giving you some color pointers. But most regular painting contractors stick with painting and they stay away from the laborious task of picking colors. Keep in mind that even though they may not be able to help you in this area, they might be able to recommend someone who is a professional color consultant or decorator.
A decorative painter or faux finish painter can also help you. They focus more on finishes and color schemes as opposed to just straight painting. And even if you don’t necessarily want a specialty paint finish done in your home, you can always call them to do a color consultation for you.
It is really worth it to hire a professional to help you pick colors for the interior or exterior of your home. You can share your thoughts and ideas and they can help you put it all in perspective. Let’s say you really like one particular color, but have no idea how to tie it in with your current decorating style. They can offer you their expert advice and walk you through several color options to get the exact look that you want. And for those of you who are totally clueless and have no ideas at all – they can do all the work for you and pick color schemes that would work really well in your space.
So, don’t be afraid of color! Be daring. Get away from those boring neutrals and explore your options. Utilize the expertise of a professional who can inspire you and bring new life with color in your home.