Have you ever bought a paint gallon to end up disappointed of the color once applied?

You therefore have lost time and money. It remains to be seen if you have the guts to start afresh! Maybe you just left it as it was and today you are decided to repaint that wall, but you don’t want to go wrong.

With my pro tips, you will have all the chances on your side to make a perfect color selection!

First, think about the fact that the color on the cardboard will look more lively on the wall. If you want yellow and you like the cardboard color, choose instead a little more saturated tint than what you thought you wanted.

Then, the color should be chosen according to the rooms in which it will be applied. Lighting and present elements in a room influence our perception of the color. Test the cardboard color at different moments of the day to make sure that the result won’t be too dark.

If despite everything you remain not sure at 100% of your choice, get a sample of that color at the store for about 10$ and apply it to the wall to see the result!

Now, here is the three colors rule : a super practical rule for the laymen of design who wish to paint the whole house.

It concerns the decoration of a house’s living space (entry, living room, kitchen, dining room and halls). This principle will give you a guiding line. The idea is to choose three well paired colors to use in the whole decor.


The first tint is the base color. It will be the most present. Therefore, I suggest a neutral and light color such as off white or pale gray.

The second color can be richer and darker. It can be on furnitures, decorative accessories, etc.

Finally, the third color is the ”punch” tint. It must be present in little amount. For example, on an accent wall or in the living room carpet. Repeat this color in numerous rooms and don’t hesitate to choose a bold coloration.

Warning, colors have an impact on our behavior.

In fact, warm and cold colors activate different parts of our brain.

To create a relaxing ambience, use cold blue. It is a color that has soothing properties and helps with concentration. It’s an ideal color for an office.

Warm colors will stimulate our metabolism, so it isn’t a good idea to paint a bedroom in white since it isn’t suitable for peaceful rest.

You can use warm colors in living spaces such as the kitchen, the dining room or the lounge.

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