As a professional Interior Designer, the most hand-holding I do has to do with adding color to a client’s home. Usually, the topic comes up early in the remodeling process with regard to picking paint colors. Here are a few tips on how to choose a color without driving yourself crazy.

First, finds some inspiration! Cick onto the “Design Ideas” tab and then on the “Design Idea Photos” underneath it.   Choose one “room” you are thinking about painting and then choose a color under the “Color” tab.  I am sure you will find more than a few photos with some insipiration.

Next, go to your favorite paint store and pick out a few different shades of the color you have choosen.  These days, most major brands offer a large assortment of their most popular colors of paint in 3 or 4 ounce sizes. If not, invest in a quart of paint and test it out on your walls. Live with it a few days and then make an informed decision. Using these tips will help you overcome your fear of using color.