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Common Mistakes You Make Choosing a Paint Color

Picking the shade that will cover a room can be a daunting task  just where do you begin when staring at wall of dozens of shades? 

If you're redecorating a space from scratch, it's helpful to have a vision in mind from the get-go.
The biggest mistake is when someone chooses a wall color prior to selecting any furnishings. What if you fall in love with a cool navy blue sofa, but its overwhelmed by walls you've already painted red?

It's important to remember that you have nearly every paint color in the rainbow at your disposal, but are often more limited when it comes to furnishings and fabrics.

You might be sure you want gray walls, but in reality there are a million different hues of gray.  It's better to work backwards by choosing the fabrics and materials first, so you can match the paint to the pillows, upholstery, and furniture.

Everyone has heard that you shouldn't paint a small space a dark color...But this combination can create quite a cozy room.

Sure, it's a pain to repaint a room when the shade doesn't quite work, but it's actually one of the cheapest and easiest design blunders to correct. People are often disappointed when the color comes out lighter on the walls than what was reflected on the paint chip. Painting over it with the next shade deeper generally does the trick.

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