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Paint Made Easy

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When it comes to decorating, choosing paint colour can be daunting. Here are some tips to help you customize your home just like the pros do!

Be Patient

Hold off buying until you've developed an overall room scheme. Paint is available in an infinite array of colours and is the most versatile and inexpensive element of your room decor. Get ideas but make the final decision after rugs, artwork and fabrics are finalized.

Coordinate Decorating Samples

Keep fabric samples, measurements and photos on you while shopping. You may find the perfect piece when you least expect it so you need to be sure it works in your home.

Choose the Paint Finish for the Job

Consider which finish might be best. Matte or flat finishes hide wall imperfections, but glossier finishes will reflect more light and are usually washable.

Warm or Cool?

Orange, red, and pink are considered "warm" colours, while blues, greens, and violets are "cool." When choosing paint colours it's important to think about the room and how much light it will receive. If it's south-west facing it can be a "hot" room that will benefit from adding cool colours. Of course a darker, north-facing room will benefit from warm colours, or glossier finishes that reflect light.

Shed a Little Light

The best way to get a true view of a paint colour is to look at it in different lights at different hours of the day. Benjamin Moore makes it easy with large format paint samples that you can tape to your walls.

To give you a head start I have provided CountryWide Homes' most used Benjamin Moore colours for main floor living areas. Anyone of these 3 shades is model home ready!

Beige: HC-80 Bleeker Beige
Taupe: CC-490 Smoky Taupe
Grey: HC-169 Coventry Grey