Picking a paint color for your home in Mexico can be a challenging task. There are infinite options, and for many of us, it can be overwhelming to choose. Here are some tips to help you choose the right color for your home!
Begin with a reference point
Do you have a piece of art that you love? A throw pillow with a cute design that you like? A photograph of a cherished memory? Use this as a starting point for inspiration. Take a look at all your most treasured possessions and see if any colors show up consistently. You can also get inspired by the bright colors that abound in Mexico.
Keep it simple
Sometimes it can be hard to narrow it down to just one color – and that’s okay! It can look great to have more than one color in a room. However, you will want to keep it to no more than three, with a maximum of two bold colors and one neutral to tie it all together.
If you know that you want to stick to just a light wash of color, grey tends to look better than beige and is more flexible, as there are more variations and tones to choose from the grey family, while beige tones are more limited.
Remember though, that there are more neutral colors than just grey and beige – black, brown, olive and blue also fall into this category. Blue might not seem like a neutral color, but just think about how well your blue denim jeans go with all the rest of your tops and blouses!
If you want to go big, then start big
If you feel drawn to Frida Kahlo’s Blue house or Legorreta’s bright pinks and yellows and you know that you want your home to have some bold colors, start with those. Then choose the rest of your palette with that first color in mind. Also, you will want to make sure that you are considerate of all the undertones that exist in paint and colors. For example, if you are interested in having a bright yellow wall, you’ll want to ensure that there are no yellow tones in the white, grey or beige that you pair it with. Otherwise, they will reflect off each other.
Test your hypothesis
Most paint stores will offer testers – small samples of paint colors that you can put on your wall to see how it works with the light in your home. Just ensure that you paint a large enough area on the wall so you can see its true tone.
Consider painting a large poster board as well that you can hold up next to your furniture and decorations. This will ensure the colors and undertones are consistent.
Everything can be fixed
If in the end, you decide that you don’t actually like the color you chose, don’t worry! You can always paint over it.
Picking a paint color is fun
One of the best things about painting your home is how it can transform the entire look with just a simple, fresh coat of paint. Whatever you choose, just ensure that you feel happy and comfortable picking a paint color!
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