Friday, November 5, 2010

How to : pick a paint color

Picking the right paint color can be super tricky. Whether you are picking colors for a room in your apartment, the shutters around the windows on your house... or in my case at the moment... a background color for my new website, finding that perfect color is not so easy.

I always turn to Farrow & Ball who makes such beautiful colors and was happy to find these handy color or "mood" boards which were a great help.
Come back to these the next time you need to repaint and your color picking process will be much more enjoyable.

For more inspiration... pick up their latest book, Living with Color by Ros Byam Shaw, Ryland Peters & Small which is packed with interiors showing their color collection. Best of all, every room gives references to each Farrow & Ball paint !

Helpful tip : Always buy a small sample pot and test the paint on your wall before purchasing several gallons. Live with it for a couple of days before painting the whole room as the different lights during the day will alter the color. If you love the color as much in the daytime as the evening you are good to go.

If you have more questions or want more advise on how to pick the perfect paint color for you, you can email me at

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