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6.How to Choose Paint Colors

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Hi, I am Noelle Parks, Interior Designer. And, welcome to Dunn-Edwards Paints' How to Paint Video Series. Choosing paint colours for your home can be quite a challenge! While you may feel overwhelmed with so many colour choices, but, you don't even know where to begin! Starting with some basic colour concepts, we'll help you find the right colour! In this video, we'll share tips for selecting the perfect colour that's right for you and your space. First, let's take a look at the psychology of colour, and how you can use it to make colour selection easier. When looking at a colour palette, they are warm tones and cool tones throughout the palette. Warm and cool tones evoke certain moods in a room that are good basic rules to consider when choosing colour. Warm tones include reds, oranges and yellows. These colours are energetic, playful, and full of action in life. Red, the hottest of the warm tones, is the most passionate of all colours. Orange is the conversation colour. It's used a lot in kitchens, in dining areas. Yellow, a bright and cheerful colour, can liven up the dullest room. Now, cool tones are the opposite of warm tones. These colours inspire relaxation and meditation. They include greens, blues, indigos and violets. Green, the colour of nature, is a calming, cool colour, great for bedrooms and baths. Blue, my favourite colour, and the colour of the ocean, brings out thoughts of spas in common places. Purple and indigo are more spiritual and thoughtful. These hues are great for meditation rooms. White represents purity, peace and intellect. Using proportion to other elements in a room, it's great for office spaces and areas where you need to think. Blacks and browns are grounding colours. These colours are used in various shades throughout the home. Now, let's look at the function of the room when choosing colour. Most homes have the basic rooms we are all used to like living rooms or family rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, or bedrooms and bathrooms. And, some larger rooms have offices. Any number of concepts apply to colour selection for many different reasons. Your decision to work through a colour palette dominated by warm, cool or neutral tones can be influenced by several factors. For example, the climate where you live. Warm colours are generally more acceptable in cold climates, and cooler colours in warmer regions. Also, the orientation of your windows... A south facing orientation will suggest a cool to neutral colour preference. While a northern orientation suggests the use of a warmer colour. Activity is another factor. Warmer colours tend to favour activity and stimulation, while neutral and cooler colours favour calm and contemplation. These effects increase in proportion to the intensity of the colour used. Individual preference is another important influence too. Rooms used by one person will most likely show that person's particular taste. While, rooms used by several people need to meet the needs of a variety of preferences. So, many people may stay away from intense colours in these rooms. Remember, these are general tips, not hard and fast rules to live by. Have fun choosing colours and go with your instincts! Now, consider some of these basic rules to start confidently building your colour palette. Rule no. 1: Do your research Look at magazines, pull paint swatches, and match the colours for all the existing pieces in your home from your artwork, rugs, sofas, fabrics and drapery. You want to determine what features are already in your room that you would consider permanent. For example, look at the floors, cabinets, tile, window treatments, and large pieces of furniture. Know the main colours that exist in these features, and use them as a guide. Dunn-Edwards also offers an online colour tool called 'Explore the Perfect Palette', which allows you to create and save your favourite colour schemes. You can even apply colours to a photo of an interior to see how the colour will look in an actual setting. And, once you have selected your colour, you can order colour chips online. Room no. 2: Look at the lighting in your room Many times, in choosing the correct shade of colour, lighting is a deciding factor. If a room gets little natural light, you may lighten up the room, and paint it a light cool colour. If your room gets a lot of sun, and you want to make the room more serene, consider painting a deeper, richer colour. Rule No. 3: Don't Assume that the colour on the paint chips look the same on your walls. Also, don't assume that the colour that you see in your friend's home will look the same in yours. You may have different lighting, flooring, furnishings, and also consider all the architectural details. Rule no. 4: Be Sure to Test the Paint Samples Live with a colour on a wall, before committing to a full room of the colour. Visit your neighbourhood Dunn-Edwards Paint store, and select from hundreds of colour chips that are in the colour range taht you want. Don't limit yourself to one or two, as they may look different once you take them home. Once you pair down your colour choices, you want to select atleast 3 to 4 colours in that same range to test a paint before you paint the entire room. So, now we're getting ready to paint this room. So, I brought this little guy, the Dunn-Edwards 8 ounces Perfect Palette Sampler. It's the perfect amount that you'll need in order to see exactly how the colours you selected will look before you begin painting. Each 8 ounce sample covers about a 4 feet by 4 feet area with two coats of paint. Paint a 2 feet by 2 feet sample area of each colour on you wall. Be sure to use atleast two coats of paint to ensure the best colour. And, then live with the colour for a few days. See how it looks and feels, at different times of day, and at night. See how the ligthing in your house and all the surrounding colours affect your colour choices. If this one feel to you more than another, next step, get inspired. Inspiration is personal to each of us in our homes. it can come from anywhere such as your art collections, draperies, favourite area rug, or even magazines. Lastly, you remember that colours are fun! To learn more about paint or painting, watch the other 'How to paint?' videos on For Dunn-Edwards Paints, I am Noelle Parks. Thanks for watching. And, happy painting!

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6.How to Choose Paint Colors

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