How to Choose Paint Colors – Ask our Interior Design Team

Interior paint color selecting can be very intimidating. Sacksteders interiors design team can be a great source to assist in designing with the right paint selection for your home in the Cincinnati area. Our designers works with your existing furniture and accessories to create the new look for you home decor.

Start at the beginning. What elements such as tile, cabinets, furniture and fabrics are you going to be part of your home design project that you need to consider with your paint selection. The color hues can be enhanced with the right tones. If your fireplace has warm red tones you would need to consider warm tones to continue the warmth of the brick.

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Create a focal point.  A great room or master bedroom is a perfect design selection to introduce a deeper , richer color to accent the main wall that might have a beautiful set of windows and moldings that enhances the room with natural light.The master bed wall is always a great choice , even if you choose a deeper shade of the same color. I feel that the accent wall works as a stop sign. Think about it, you walk in to the room and are drawn to the deeper tones. Then you stop and enjoy all the surrounding color and accessories.

Check out this video from Sherwin Williams


Unify your color flow. Working with the 5 color selections on the paint strip keeps the flow of the interior project.DIY - Blog Cabin 2013 - Living Room


Emphasize or Minimize. Color can accent certain features, while color can also bring life and excitement to the room. you can make a ceiling seem higher by using a lighter color or lower a room darker shade on the ceiling.


Reflect on Light Sources
Remember that the color you choose may look different at various times of the day and night. The warm tones of incandescent lights will have a different influence on the color than the natural light of day. Once you’re aware of how different light sources can affect your color choices, you can change your room’s “mood” to match the pace of your day.

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Sacksteders interior designs begin with a vision following the flow of paint color through out the home. I find inspiration in artwork for the color and mood of the room. Think about it, wall art with bright colors or a soft sunset reflecting the blue hues from the reflection of the nearby lake. Contrasting colors is the key for your next interior design decor project in Cincinnati, Ohio. Remember to stop at our retail home decor locations for the 2014 decorating inspiration for the Tristate Northern Kentucky area. Happy decorating!

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