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What to do when you can’t decide on a paint color

By David Funk

Everybody knows what it’s like to feel indecisive, especially when it’s regarding a choice that is important to you. As professional paint contractors, from time to time, we have been charged with the task of walking someone through a tough decision on color. Here are three tips:

TIP #1

Ask yourself, “How do I want to feel in this room?” What colors represent this feeling in your personality? For example, when I think of “serene,” I think of the ocean; the blue water, the tans of the sand, and the bright yellow sun. Which color stands out the most to you in relation to how you are feeling? Choose only your top three colors. Those are the rules. Now, ask only two of your trusted friends or co-workers if your choices seem “serene” to them as well. While you’ll have to settle on choose just one color, follow your heart. In the end, you are the one that will be staring at it the most.

TIP #2

Hire a designer. A professional designer can be a pure gem in this department. We work with a designer that helps our clients decide on a color with more confidence when we are unable to walk them through it ourselves. I promise, this option is worth every penny. Trust him or her to help you bring your vision to life.

TIP #3

Don’t overthink. Just don’t do it. If you catch yourself in this mode, see tips #1 and #2.

David Funk ([email protected]) is the owner of David Funk Painting & Design in Woodbridge.

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