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Don't be Scared to Use Colour When Decorating

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By : Kevin Portman    99 or more times read
A simple decision at face value, choose a paint colour or colour scheme for your home. This can turn even the strongest among us into quivering wimps. The fear of picking the wrong colour has many homeowners paralyzed and unable to make a choice. You can hire a professional decorator or Colour Design Expert that will help you solve your colour selection predicament. However, if you would rather take action on your own, use an easy technique that I like to recommend to my clients and decorating workshop students.

  1. Make a trip to your local diy center and head straight for the paint department. Pick whatever colour you take a shine to. Don't worry about where you will be using the colour for now. Just have a good time with your choices. This can enable you to reduce the intimidation of choosing a colour. This is often the first step in overcoming your fear.

  2. Grab you favorite fashion magazines and cut out images with colours that you find attractive. After all, when you are attracted to a colour in make-up or fashion, odds are you will probably like that colour in the home.

  3. Find an inspirational piece in the home that you just absolutely love. Use the colours from that piece to guide you in your colour choices.

  4. Buy sample pots of paint colours that you have selected and apply them to a small section of your wall (tape it to your wall). Watch how the colour changes through out the day, watch as it responds to sunlight and artificial light. In the event you definitely love the colour, then buy it and start painting. If you don't like it then replicate this exercise.

Take into account that choosing a paint colour or colour scheme for your house is not a life or death choice. Approach the decision with a sense of humor and adventure knowing that no matter if you choose wrong or right, at the least you made a decision. If you chose the colour you love, Congratulations. If you chose a colour that you decided you didn't like Congratulations too! You are just one step closer in finding the colour that defines your temperament and one step further away from your fear of using colour.

Do not be afraid to go with your colours that you like, it doesn't matter what anyone else might think. If you prefer it, then that is all that counts. You won't please every one, it doesn't matter what you choose to put on your walls. I could give you a lot of examples where we have gone into a house and felt sick with what others have chosen, but they like it. That is all that matters these days.

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