I am just back from construction site – I am really excited how things are moving there and overall this project brings me lots of inspiration and enthusiasm. Today I was testing the paint that I have picked and I thought I will make a little video about how to choose a wall color.
Choosing the right shade of grey is not as easy as it might seem. To summarize here are the steps that I follow, when
for my choosing wall paint . interior projects
Start from actual paint chips in the shop – never pick the color on computer screen
Buy small cans or sample cans of paint to test it
Don’t try they paint on the walls directly – prepare a large piece of plasterboard (at least 1 to 1 meter but not so big so you can move it around the room)
Apply the paint at least 2 coats and let each coat dry completely
Remember that on the large surfaces all paints look more intense and darker
Dark paints look lighter in the can and darker when they dry – vice versa with light colours
Check how your sample looks under different natural lighting – for example, in the morning and in the evening
Try to place it against different walls in the room – it will look differently under different angles
Prepare samples of other finishes that you have chosen already – e.g. flooring, tiles, even furniture and see how they coordinate with your paint
You may cut little samples of your painted plaster board to source textiles and furniture later – they will help you a lot in the shops to make the right choice.
Hope this was helpful!
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