Choosing Paint Colours

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New paint colours freshen up the look of a home but choosing them can be nerve-wracking. We have listed some hints to help you through the process. You don’t have to do this by yourself! We can help you choose when you request a free colour consultation. We aim to make the entire painting process as easy and stress-free as possible for our clients.

Choosing Exterior Paint Colours

Painting the exterior of your home in Saskatoon? Find the perfect colours with these tips:

  1. Don’t forget about the things that you can’t paint, like the roof and the driveway! These things will lend their colours to the mix. Will your paint scheme match the other outdoor elements?
  2. Pay attention to the other homes in your neighbourhood. You don’t have to copy, but you might see something that resonates with you.
  3. A basic exterior colour scheme has three colours. There is one colour for the main body of your home. The second colour is for the trim around windows and doors. The third colour is an accent colour on small areas like the shutters and doors. Using paint shades of varying contrast in these three areas will add depth and interest.

Choosing Interior Paint Colours

Not sure where to start when it comes to choosing interior paint colours? These tips will get the ball rolling:

  1. If you’re choosing colours for more than one room, take note of which rooms are visible to one another. Choose the colours for the most centrally located room and then work your way out. The adjacent rooms would look good two shades darker or lighter.
  2. A colour wheel can be a big help. Adobe has one that anyone can use. Choose a colour and a colour harmony rule (ex. complementary) to get ideas. We recommend taking a screenshot once you find something that you like.
  3. Use online tools to find inspiration. Pinterest lets you browse ideas and images and “pin” the ones you like.
  4. This free colour visualizer tool is easy to use. You can upload a picture of your space and try any colour combination that you want.

Need help deciding which paint colours and finishes to use? Our painters are happy to help you find colours and finishes that complement your home and style. Consultations are free!

Ready to get started? If you live in Saskatoon or the surrounding area, call us at (306) 270-6701 to schedule a free consultation.

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