Choosing the right paint colors and finishes is crucial in creating a harmonious and inviting living space. Here are some tips to help you make the best choices for your home:

Establish a cohesive color palette: Start by creating a versatile foundation with a cohesive color palette that will seamlessly transition throughout your home. Lay out your colors in plan view to see them side by side and consider your sight lines—what colors will you see from room to room? This will help create a sense of continuity and easy integration.

Use multiple colors per room: While you can pick multiple colors per room and paint swatches on the wall, try not to overthink the original palette. Instead, think about repeating a single color in multiple rooms. A baseline neutral can tie many rooms together in a connecting space.

Consider the function of each space when choosing sheen: Use matte finishes for areas with minimal traffic, as they elegantly diffuse light and hide imperfections. Eggshell finishes have a subtle sheen that is both durable and easy to clean. Satin finishes are ideal for high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms, providing a mild gloss that withstands moisture and regular cleaning. We recommend using matte on walls and ceilings and satin on trim work.


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