Choosing Your Paint

How to Successfully Select Beautiful Paint for Your Property

Choosing Your Paint for Your Property

What I’m about to share may come as a surprise but this is a common pitfall I see…

Choosing your paint colour first is a very bad idea.

It may seem like you’ve made a big decision in choosing your paint and you have – but not for the right reasons.

Why is it a Bad Idea To Choose it First?

This finish comes in almost infinite colours so in choosing a colour it seems like you’ve narrowed it down and covered you’re largest surface area. You have however when it comes to the rest of the scheme you are then much more restricted on your colour choices. You’ve now made your job a lot harder to put a whole scheme together successfully. Upholstery of furniture, fabric of blinds or curtains is very limited compared to paint. It’s these things the eye will focus on more in a room. By the time you’ve selected all your flooring, fabrics, accessories and lighting that all sing together you will probably want to change your paint scheme to something a little warmer or a little richer.

When to Pick Your Paint

Picking beautiful paint is one of your last tasks as a designer – it’s hard to get right for a whole host of other reasons too but that’s another subject.

Remember you can mix paint to any colour you need to bring your scheme together.

Paint should be your secret weapon – your “friend at the end” not the thorn in your side -you decide!

RAchel Davies, Spinriver desgn

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About Rachel

UK based interior designer and blogger Rachel Davies founded Spinriver Design in 2009 working in the UK and Europe with private clients. Previously working for ESPA International spa Designers Rachel loves to create timeless elegant designs whether they are Boho, Farmhouse, Country or Coastal.

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