Mistakes to Avoid When Picking Out Paint

When it comes to choosing paint, there are so many choices, making it an overwhelming process. From the variety of colors to picking out the right finish, the options really are endless.

We are here to offer you some tips when it comes to choosing paint for your next home improvement project. Especially when it comes to choosing the color, as that is the most important part!

1. Pay Attention to the Lighting

The amount of natural light the room gets needs to be considered when picking the right paint color. If the room gets a good amount of light, it can actually change the appearance of the color on the wall. So, how do you know if natural light will impact the color of your paint? Brush the paint on just a little area of the wall that gets the natural light and observe how it changes throughout the day.

2. Don’t Play it Safe

We all love neutral colors for our walls since they appear clean and match with any décor. But sometimes it is fun to go with more lively colors! Bolder colors are great for certain rooms. For example, bright blues are nice for bathrooms and bright greens go well in kitchens. Don’t be afraid to have fun with the paint colors!

Paint colors

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3. Pick the Right Finish

On top of choosing the right paint color, you also need to pick the right finish. Some are easier to clean than others and all of them have a huge impact on how the walls will look once painted.

Eggshell, Satin, and Semi Gloss – These finishes can brighten a room since they have a tad of shimmer to them. They are also easy to clean and ideal for kitchens and bathroom.

Flat Finish – A flat finish is going to be the hardest to clean. This type of finish is a little duller compared to other finishes.

We know it can be a stressful when picking out paint. If you don’t want to take on the challenge yourself, East Valley Painters can help! Leave it to the pros to get the job done and even offer advice when it comes to choosing the right paint color and finish.

Just click below to contact us or to learn more about our painting company. East Valley Painters, serving Sun Lakes, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Chandler, and east valley cities for the past 30 years.


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Calli Varner
Calli Varner