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Choosing Colors for Your Next Painting Project: An Introduction

Deciding what colors to use for a painting project is more than just a black-and-white decision (literally!). The paint on the walls sets the mood and atmosphere for your space. Gain a better understanding of colors with this video from Sherwin-Williams. Then, dive in deeper with our three part blog post series: Choosing Colors for your Next Painting Project. These tips will help you find the right colors for your home or office, putting you one step closer to transforming your space.

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Choosing Colors for Your Next Painting Project

Read about more interior colortips in the posts below!

Choosing Colors for Your Next Painting Project – Part 1: The Color WheelLink opens in a new tab – Understand the categories of the color wheel to choose colors that work well together.

Choosing Colors Part 2: The Interior Design RuleLink opens in a new tab – Use the 60-30-10 rule to distribute color in your design among dominant, secondary, and accent colors.

Choosing Colors Part 3: Home Decorator’s ChecklistLink opens in a new tab – Become your own home decorator with a series of questions designed to ensure the colors fit the room and fit you.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2013 and has been updated to improve content for our readers.