Selecting the Perfect Wall Color

Some people have a challenging time selecting wall colors. As interior designers, our clients inquire about paint colors all the time. So, how do you go about selecting the perfect wall color? When designing a room or starting a new project. For us, the most important thing is the floor plan, mood, and function of the room. We don’t start with the paint colors. However, your wall color is an important part of the overall mood of the design.

Selecting the Perfect Wall Color. The wall color in this photo is BM Rodeo by Sandra Asdourian Interiors Laurel Hollow NY

When Thinking about Selecting the Perfect Wall Color

You must look at the overall brightness in the room. “Lighting is everything.” First, look at which direction the sun is entering the room. Does it get morning sun or late afternoon rays? Next, observe the luminosity in the room during the evening. Note the brightness with a few lamps on. Then with every lighting fixture, lamp, and/or overhead lighting on. In other words, you are trying to get a feeling of how color will reflect or absorb in the room. Lastly, take your paint samples into the room. Look at the samples in every light; early morning lighting, mid-afternoon, and evening lighting. Try it with the lights dim and bright.

Bold Navy Walls with Gold Mirror by Sandra Asdourian Interiors Upper Brookville NY
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Color is Subjective to Each Person

Color fads come and go. However, some colors stand the test of time. Consider a light soft, creamy beige. This color works with many hardscapes in homes with warm color palettes. For cool undertones, think about adding gray- taupe color such as SW Perfect Geige. This is wonderful with warm and cool tones. However, a bold navy blue is timeless. It mixes well with white, beige, and gray. In conclusion, when it comes to time the select your wall color. Take into account the mood you want for the room and your lighting. If you keep these two things in mind, you can’t go wrong.

Sandra Asdourian Interiors Upper Brookville NY Living room with stone fireplace and large wall of windows.

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