Picking The Perfect Paint Color For You

Picking The Perfect Paint Color For You

Rebecca Orlov
Nov 5, 2008

Like Aaron, we also did a little home improvement painting over the weekend and we love the color result! While picking the perfect color for a room is not always the simplest task, we had a little trick to make this project easy and fun - House Beautiful's PaintBrush tool. We knew we wanted to paint over our clay red wall to a gray tone but didn't know what time of gray. Slate gray? Pewter gray? Blue-ish gray? Check out our choice after the jump....

We used this dining room as the template to pick our paint color.
We decided to go with Stonington Gray. We knew we wanted to a lighter tone that had a blue-ish tint so it would change with the natural light. And after playing with the PaintBrush tool (honestly we probably spent well over an hour - it's fun!), we found our color.

Here's our before and after. The ease of the HB site, the various room templates available and the color selection made this a good resource. Plus if you are looking to paint additional pieces in your room (like the trim or any accents), the PaintBrush tool will pick them for you based on your main wall color choice.

What about you? How do you pick new paint colors for your home?

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