Painting your own room can prove to be more difficult than you initially thought if you do not know the secret behind guaranteeing yourself the perfect desired color. There is no need to waste time and money going back and forth between paint-color decisions at your local hardware store when you can follow some simple tips to getting what you want the very first time.
Deciding on a General Color:
Before going anywhere, consider your options when it comes to what color you would be happiest with for years to come in your room. You want to choose a color that will enhance the entire appearance of your room decor, rather than having one that stands out in a bad way. The easiest thing to do in this situation is to get some color cards and put them against the wall for comparison. Once you have chosen the general color of your room, you are ready to go on to the next step.
White and Darkest Color:
When you are ready to buy your paint, buy a tub of white paint along with the darkest shade of the general color you have chosen for your room. In doing this you are enabling yourself to manipulate the lightness or darkness of your chosen color that will prove to be best beneficial to your painting needs.
Mix and Match:
Once you have acquired the right materials and have set your room up for painting, it is time to set to work on mixing small portions of your white and dark colored paints to determine which shade will have ultimately the best results. For testing, have some poster board available to try your mixtures on and put them up against your unpainted room wall for comparison. You can keep doing that as long as you like, and remix your paint until you are satisfied entirely.
After you have completed the process of making your own colors to paint your room, you can take a sample of your shade to the hardware store next time and get what you need, immediately with virtually no hassle.