PAINT COLOR :: WHAT TO CHOOSE & HOW TO CHOOSE IT
Choosing the right color for a wall feels like choosing the name of your firstborn – there are so many options out there, and once you start comparing them, it feels like you are going to ruin everything if you choose wrong.
I’ve probably painted forty rooms, many which I’ve loved, some that I’ve regretted. So at this point I have a lot of swatches that are tried-and-true.
Whether you’re looking for something happy and bright or quiet and calming, check out these paints that I use again and again. And again.
RULES OF THUMB FOR COLOR PALETTES
GO TO WHITES
If you're working with whites...
Whites are the easiest shade to mix other colors with. When mixing whites, stick with mid-tone, low light colors. You don’t want to go with anything too primary. Tones on the warmer or cooler side will look much better when mixed with whites.
I see white environments as an opportunity to draw attention to elements that might otherwise be lost in a more colouful setting. The neutrality of white allows texture, shadow and light to become focal points rather than afterthoughts”
Jotun's Jazz White 7236
Jotun's Cotton Ball White 1453
PERFECT PALETTE GRAYS
If you’re working with grays and taupes…
Grays and taupes look best with cool and earthy tones mixed in. You don’t want to go with anything too jarring. Stick with complimentary accents.
Painting walls grey is like dressing in black and white. It is versatile and always stylish, allowing you to embellish the overall effect with small dashes of other colours.
Jotun's Jazz Grey 9930
Jotun's Evening Sky 1462
Jotun's Silver Tone 8094
Jotun's Objective 1973
LOVE COLOR? TRY THESE...
If you’re working with brights…
Keep everything else neutral and light.
Whites and tans vibe well with bold and bright colors.
Jotun's NCS 3560-R80B
Jotun's Evening Light 4618
Jotun's NCS S 4550-B
Jotun's Oslo 5180
Jotun's NCS 3560-R80B
Jotun's Elegant Blue 4638
Jotun's NCS S 4055-B
Jotun's NCS 4050-R80B
Jotun's Evergreen 8479
Jotun's Cashmere 10683
Jotun's NCS 5045-B10G
Jotun's NCS S 2070-R10B
The good thing is whatever colour you choose its not permanent, just like a hair cut! Only easier to maintain!
We're going to be updating a few walls in the house next month so stay tunes as to which colours we go for!
What colours do you normally go for? Let us know by sharing below...