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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 6/25/2019

Many people find choosing the right color scheme to be the most overwhelming part of their home decoration process. After all, you have to consider furniture, doors, drapes, and other items before you pick any color. But it doesn't have to be all that difficult, a few simple rules can see through it with ease.

Start with a neutral shade as your backdrop and then build on by adding other contrasting colors with art and accessories. You will need to work with a color wheel and determine what color scheme of the color wheel you want to use. The monochromatic scheme involves using different shades of a single color of the color wheel. The analogous color scheme consists of using colors that appear next to each other on the color wheel to create a colorful arrangement. You may also decide to do a contrast scheme that consists of using a triad of contrasting colors. For a bolder look, use the complementary scheme— two opposing colors for the interior.

You should also consider how the lighting will change the appearance of colors within your home at different times of the day. You may have to use sample swatch cards in the colors you are thinking of using, or paint on to a card in that color and carry it around the house, testing it in different lighting conditions. Before you commit, you may even decide on painting small areas of each room to see how the colors will complement each other around the house.

Having decided on the colors you want to use, you should look at how it will flow into the general design of the room. Bear in mind the kind of furniture and upholstery you either already have present in the house or you intend to purchase. Your colors have to fit in with these generally so deciding on the exact shade of color you want should come last in what you are doing. 

The entire process should not be a stressful one if you put enough planning into it. Visit with paint professionals in the paint store and ask how each color complement each other. You can bring home as many test samples as you can until you find your perfect mix. Remember, however, at the end of the day, the final decision lies with you. Your color scheme should reflect you, seeing as it is your home. So, don't hurry, take your time to reach the decision.

If you are choosing colors to sell your home, ask your real estate professional about trending neutrals in your area.




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Posted by Deb Evans ABR,CSG on 7/25/2017

Want to add a splash of color to your living room's décor? Or how about create a calm, peaceful bedroom environment? With the right paint job, you can revamp the décor in any room of your home before you add your residence to the real estate market. Interior painting, however, can be challenging, particularly for those who are getting ready to embark on their first painting project. Fortunately, we're here to help you make the most of your painting job – here are three tips that you can use to complete any interior painting project quickly and effortlessly: 1. Perform prep work. Prep work may seem complicated at first, but home sellers who plan accordingly will be able to streamline any painting project. Typically, you'll want to clean the walls and ceiling before you start painting a room. You'll also want to fill any holes with spackle and sand dry these areas to ensure you can perform consistent paint work. Dedicate at least a few hours to perform prep work prior to completing your painting task, and you'll be able to simplify your project. 2. Get the right tools for the job. Of course, a paintbrush is essential for anyone who plans to paint a room's walls and ceiling. Other items you might not consider, however, can make a big difference in your ability to get the job done correctly. For instance, you'll want to use a nylon-bristle paintbrush for water-based paint. Or if you select oil-based paint (which typically is more durable than its water-based counterpart), you will want to leverage paintbrushes with natural bristles. Don't forget to pick up rollers, paint trays and drop cloths for your project, too. These items will make it easy for you to finish a paint job without delay. 3. Provide ample time to finish your painting work. A painting project may seem simple, but things quickly can become complex. Conversely, home sellers who give themselves plenty of time to finish their painting work can ensure that they can complete the job to the best of their ability. Painting even a single room may take hours, but those who devote the necessary time and resources to complete the task correctly can enjoy a stress-free project. And when the task is finished, home sellers can reap the benefits of a superior room that may help their homes stand out in a competitive real estate market. Also, don't forget to include your real estate agent as you complete painting projects and other home improvement tasks. This real estate professional can provide tips and insights to ensure that you prioritize the right projects at the right time. Ultimately, your real estate agent will be able to help you discover the best ways to maximize the value of your home as well. Perform painting projects to improve the quality and appearance of any room in your home – you'll be happy you did! Home sellers who are committed to enhancing the value of their houses can complete painting tasks to help generate interest in their residences.







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