Deep River, Connecticut

3 Common Paint Color Mistakes December 12, 2019

Deep River, Middlesex
3 Common Paint Color Mistakes, Deep River, Connecticut

A fresh coat of paint can revitalize the look and feel of any space. But when it comes to painting, careful planning and preparation are necessary; it's simply too easy to make mistakes that are difficult and time-consuming to go back and correct. To help you avoid these missteps, three common paint color mistakes are discussed in more detail below.

Paint Color Mistakes to Avoid

1. Not Testing Out the Color

Whether you're painting the interior or exterior of a home, the paint color is going to look dissimilar in different types of light. Take advantage of paint samples and chips and place them in the room or against the existing exterior of the house.

See how the light at various times of day changes the color of the paint. For an interior wall, turn on lamps and overhead lights to assess how the color adjusts. This is an important step; a color you love in the bright, direct sun might look entirely different after dark.

2. Not Invoking Feeling

paintingShades of white and beige are popular choices because they integrate well with most décor, but first, consider if there isn't a bolder color option that better invokes the feeling you're going for. Paint color doesn't have to be bland to be compelling. It should enhance the overall energy and emotion of the space.

For instance, a den, home library, or reading room will feel cozy and serene with dark, woodsy colors. A kitchen will feel airy, open, and inviting with lighter shades. Feeling brings life and a signature style to your space, so don't be afraid of it.

3. Not Maintaining a Sense of Flow

Colors don't need to be exactly the same in every room, nor should they be. But when planning a painting project, be sure that all the colors flow seamlessly into one another. At the least, they should complement each other in some way. This will ensure uniformity and natural movement from one space to the next. Too many contrasting colors will make the home feel choppy and make the simple act of passing from one room to the next a jarring experience.


When you need painting services in the Middlesex County, CT, area, trust LaPlace and Eagan. For over 100 years, they have been painting residential and commercial properties, interiors and exteriors, decks, refinishing, vinyl and aluminum siding, and decorative surfaces. They also offer carpentry, power washing, and window cleaning. Call (860) 526-5429 or visit them online to request a free quote.

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