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Choosing Color

Choosing the perfect color for your paint project is easy at Paint Plus Hardware.

Need a place to start? Below you will find tips and ways to be inspired.

Find Inspiration

Inspiration can come from many different places, the possibilities are endless! A favorite fabric, a flower or that beautiful rug that caught your eye - all can provide the basis for your paint color selection.

Watch decorating shows for ideas. Look through magazines and style books. You can also be inspired by furniture, artwork or colors that remind you of a favorite vacation spot.

5 Ways to Choose Color

Number 1

Connect rooms with colors that transition smoothly. You can do this easily by choosing the main living area palette first. Next choose a color from that room to do the adjoining space. You will have a nice flow throughout your home following this pattern.

Number 2

If you have a chair or sofa with a pattern or favorite art piece, choose the color you like most If you want the room more neutral choose a gray, white or beige color from the piece.

Number 3

Stay grounded by following nature - Use dark colors on the floors, mid-tones on the wall and your lightest shade on top walls or ceiling.

Number 4

Stay Neutral - Choose today's trendiest neutral-gray or an off white, white or beige for walls. Add pops of color with pillows, window treatments, lamp shades, vases or accent walls.

Number 5

Use the never fail formula of the 60-30-10 rule. 60 percent of the main color, 30 of the secondary color and 10 percent of the accent pieces.

Helpful Tools

Our Color Gallery has virtual paint swatches to choose from a selection of popular paint colors and create a captivating paint palette.

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