Choosing the right paint color for your space…


Have you been afraid to add color to those plain white walls or just dying for a new look?Here are some great tips for helping you choose the right paint color for your personal space. Whether you want soft and soothing or bright and wild, we’ll make sure you choose the right shade for your space. There are many factors to consider when choosing color: how big the room is, other colors happening within your space, lighting, and architectural elements. It is important to take in all the elements before narrowing down your color choice.

HGTV has this great article on elements to consider:

“To get started, select a favorite color drawn from artwork, a rug, an accessory or furniture piece as a main color or accent.” You can find many great inspirational area rugs at any NW Rugs.

Start Small

“If you’re not sure where to begin with color, experiment in a powder room or bathroom, a small hall or area between rooms, or an accent wall.”

Think About Your Mood

“When selecting a color, consider the mood of a room. In a bedroom do you want the feeling to be restful and soothing or dramatic and intimate? Soft, cool colors and neutrals usually create a quieter feeling while stronger colors are for drama.”


Pay Attention to Lighting
Natural daylight shows the truest color
Incandescent lighting brings out warm tones and yellows
Fluorescent lighting casts a sharp blue tone.


In the end, just remember your elements. Don’t be afraid of color, and don’t be afraid to try a few samples before selecting the final color. Also, paint is fairly inexpensive so it’s okay to be trendy and change up your color scheme every few years. Just make sure the space fits your personality. If you have more questions any designer at NW Rugs would be happy to assist you.

HGTV article information found at:


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