How to Pick Paint Color for Your Bedroom in 5 Steps
October 15, 2014
Picking paint colors for every room in your house is a lot harder than it looks, but with FYI network's "Unlivable" star April Glover's helpful tips, you'll be sprucing up your house like a pro. Check out the five important things that April told us to consider when it's time to paint.
1. Decide on Your Mood
"Do you want to feel relaxed? Do you want to feel romantic? That will help decide your color preferences. Blue is a more relaxing color. Nothing bright red because that tends to make people anxious."
2. Consider the Lighting
"What is the lighting like in the room? Do we have windows? Do we have overhead lights? Do we have sconces or illumination of any kind?"
3. Choose the Wall Colors...But Not Too Many
"Get swatches, put them on the walls. See what the color temperature is throughout the day because it always changes! Keep the color choices down to no more than four," April explains. "If you have more than four choices, you'll never be able to decide which paint color to choose."
4. Choose a Ceiling and Trim Color
"I like to change the colors. I think it adds a different dimension to the room when you have a slightly tinted ceiling. It just makes everything look more elegant. Everyone goes with white but Swiss Coffee is the magic trim color for doors and molding. It doesn't have to be dark; I would only do a darker ceiling if the room is large and you have a high vaulted ceiling, because it will bring it down."
5. Pick Your Accent Wall(s)
"You want to see where the light falls from your natural lighting. If you put a blue wall or a green wall next to the window, it will make that wall look different throughout the day. I'll do the opposite wall that the light hits so that way it's consistent throughout the entire day."