Now that your New York City movers have got you all unloaded, you may be ready to start making the house feel like your own. Throwing a little paint on the walls is an easy and inexpensive way to give your new house a whole new vibe. But if you’ve never done much painting or decorating, you may want to learn a thing or two before diving in. Consult with your local paint store, watch a few videos, and consider these three questions when choosing paint colors for each room.
1. What’s the feel of the room? Knowing how you want each room to “feel” is a great place to start. If you’re going for a calm and soothing vibe, pick some softer colors and neutrals. If you’re wanting something a bit more spunky and energetic, there’s a wide variety of bright colors to choose from. Think through what the overall vibe of each room is before sorting through what colors you’ll pick.
2. How does it match your furniture? Do you already have a house full of furniture that you don’t want to replace? It may be worth getting all your furniture in each room to see what colors might compliment well. It’s also worth noting that a lot of furniture can be refinished, stained, or painted to match your new colors.
3. What kind of light is in the room? Natural lighting will show the true colors of your paint, while certain light bulbs will shade it differently. Most paint stores have the options to see what paint looks like under a variety of lighting. Try that out at the store, and then grab some samples to test out at home.