Mistakes Our Colour Consultants Will Help You Avoid When Selecting Paint

Few things are as satisfying as a home improvement project successfully completed. On the other side of that coin however, are those situations when you finish, stand back and say “How did that happen?” This is actually a fairly common end result when the process of selecting the right paint for your home has been rushed or not so well considered. Thankfully, it’s a result that is also pretty easy to avoid. Below we’ll take you through some common house painting mistakes and show how our colour consultants can help you avoid them.

The Advantage of Using Our Colour Consultants

Choosing the wrong colour is not the end of the world, but it can cause you to waste time and money. Some common mistakes when choosing paint include:

  • Not Considering the Rest of the Room – It’s easy to get so caught up in thinking about how that Windsor blue is going to change your life that you forget to think about whether it goes with your maple hardwood floor. Bring photos of the room with you and show them to our colour consultants. They’ll help set you on the right colour path and save you lots of time and trouble.
  • Ignoring the Finish – A pretty common mistake is choosing a paint without paying attention to the finish. It happens all the time. Folks are in a rush to get going and leave the paint store unaware they’ve chosen a high gloss finish for their living room walls. When you work with our paint consultants they’ll make sure no details are overlooked.
  • Selecting Colours that are too Bright – Everybody wants a bright happy home and colours are certainly the foundation on which mood is built. That said, painting an entire room with a semi-gloss lime green will more likely result in eye strain than happiness. Our colour consultants can show you how to tone down your colour selections and still get the desired upbeat effect.
  • Not Taking a Colour for a Test Drive – You wouldn’t buy a car without first driving it around the block, why would you paint your room without first trying on the colour? Take a paint sample home with you and paint a large piece of heavy paper. Move it around the room at different times of the day. If it looks as good at 10 pm as it does at 10 am you’ve got yourself a colour.
  • Living with the Mistake – It can be hard to go back to the paint store and admit you made a mistake but living with the wrong colour is not an acceptable alternative. This time talk it over with our experts. They’ll be able to identify where your last choice went wrong and help you make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Whether you live in Vaughan, Woodbridge, Thornhill, King City or Maple selecting paints for your home can be an exciting, fun experience. Let the colour consultants at Centro Paint help you make sure that it’s also a successful one.