Painting contractors have seen a lot of interiors and a lot of different color scheme combinations. Most likely they have had a hand in picking some of them out and have seen some disasters when they didn’t. Many professional painting contractors have a colorist or color consultant on staff and even the smaller companies usually have someone they can call on to help if necessary. It can really be worth it to seek advice from your painter to help you select a color scheme for your home. Here are a few reasons why:
• Painting contractors offer a fresh set of eyes. You see your house every day and are used to seeing it that way. Using your painting contractor to help you select your color scheme can help you think outside the box. Very often the contractor can see an idea that has been staring you in the face but never occurred to you before.
• Painting contractors have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Painting contractors have seen hundreds of houses. They have seen what works and what doesn’t. In fact, painting contractors often get called in, to fix color schemes that the owner tried themselves but didn’t like. It makes sense to let them share with you their expertise. They want your interior to look as fabulous as you want it to.
• Painting contractors can do a lot with a few clues. Mark the pages of a magazine with rooms that you like. Don’t worry if they don’t match. It will give your painter clues about what colors you like and what effects you are trying to achieve. Knowing this, he will be able to help you select a color scheme that will flow through the house. Remember that the rooms don’t just need to be painted, but need to flow together like the pages of a good book.
• Let your contractor help you decide on the shades. Picking a color is only half the battle, there is still the shade. A banana yellow room might be a bit much when you just wanted a color that was bright and airy. Picking the right shades for the desired effect is something a painting contractor does very well. They have seen both the lightest and darkest shades go from paint chip to the wall, so they know a lot about what the end result will look like before the first can of paint is opened. This does not mean just the wall either but the trim or the accent wall. They will pick the shades to make them blend and bring your color scheme to life.
In the end, you are very safe in letting your painter help you with your color scheme. Every contractor knows that the best advertizing is word of mouth and that can’t be bought. They want you to love the new look of your home. If they feel it is out of their league, they will bring in their consultant but most times they can do just fine on their own. They have a rich understanding of colors that work well together, of the effects of shade to obtain a desired feel, and of how to use color to tie a house together. They can even help you chose your color scheme so that it moves you though the house in a certain way. You took the time to hire just the right painting contractor, now you owe it to yourself to use their expertise to achieve a breathtaking color scheme.
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