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Painting: How to Choose the Perfect Paint Color

by Michael Rothstein, GRI 11/29/2021

You have a lot of freedom in painting the rooms inside your home, but that doesn't make it easy to pick a color. Whether you are the type of person who lives peacefully among neutral tones or you have a vibrant personality that requires bold colors, you will want to use these tips to help you choose the right paint color for each room in your house.

Decide on a Color Scheme for Your Room

Before you try to choose the color for the walls of the room, you will want to narrow down your color scheme. You can do this by identifying three or four colors that you want to use throughout the room. You can use art work, throw pillows or existing furniture for color scheme inspirations. Once you have decided on the color scheme, you can narrow down which color you want to consider for the walls.

Evaluate What Will Stay and What Will Go

If you are renovating the entire room, narrow down what will stay in the room and what you are going to donate, sell or give to family members and friends. When you know what is going to be kept in the room, it will be easier to decide which paint color will work best.

Consider How the Colors Will Change the Atmosphere Within the Room

Remember that the colors on the wall can affect your perception of the size of the room and could even change how you feel when you are inside it. Light pastel colors create an open and peaceful atmosphere. Deep colors may create an intimate or dramatic mood. Bright and bold colors may make you feel happy, fun-filled and inspired.

Don't Forget About the Spaces Surrounding the Room

If you are painting a room that connects to other rooms or that is part of an open concept design, consider the spaces that surround it before you make your final color selection. You will want this room to flow into the next one without being too oppositional or distracting.

When you take the time you need to decide on the perfect paint color for your home, you are guaranteed to love the result. The paint color that you choose will have a significant impact on how you feel when you are inside room, so it's important to give this decision the time and energy that it deserves.

About the Author
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Michael Rothstein, GRI

Active in residential brokerage since 1985, Michael enjoys a loyal following of past buyers and sellers. Prior to entering brokerage, he studied culinary arts and managed restaurants in the Boston area. Born and raised in Newton, Michael is very familiar with the Greater Boston area. His seven-day-a-week commitment to his profession serves his clients and customers well. His educational background includes The Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute, The Lee Institute for Real Estate, and The Tom Hopkins and Floyd Wickman Sales Training courses. 

In recognition of his completion of the prescribed courses in real estate practice and ethics, Michael has earned the distinguished GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation. He continues his long-standing membership in the National Association of Realtors and is an avid fly fisherman, musician, and outdoor enthusiast. 

 Michael was recently honored by Ryan Gorman, president of Hammond’s parent company: "Congratulations! I am pleased to recognize you for being named among Realogy Brokerage Group’s Top 1,000 Sales Associates. With more than 50,000 sales associates across Realogy Brokerage Group, this outstanding accomplishment has earned you an elite standing amongst your peers. Your continued dedication to providing an unparalleled level of service to your clients, even in these unprecedented times, is an inspiration to us all.” Michael was awarded the International President's Circle Award for sales expertise, market knowledge, and dedication to clients for 2020 and 2021.