How To Pick a Paint Color For Your Home

There are two ways that you can choose a paint color for your home. You can coordinate or you can match. Both are correct and neither is wrong but they have two completely different looks.

Here I have a chair very typical chair that you may have in your home. It’s a 1925 Towson Chair from CRLaine Furniture with the ever so popular Chevron pattern in a RicRic Citrus fabric. If you don’t have this chair in your home, you should because it’s gorgeous! And look at all the paint colors you can use to coordinate or match the look.


Matchy: If you’re going with the gray trend here you go! Just pull a gray right from the fabric for an overall soft look for your room.


Matchy: The paint color is very close to the popular Sherwin Williams choice Blonde which you probably already have in your home – told you it was popular!


Matchy: There are a lot of green lovers out there and this would be the look for you. Again, CR Laine is very clever by using this fabric in their designs. It’s a popular pattern now and the colors that are in it are #1 in color trends.


Matchy: Want to be more dramatic? Go with a darker gray again it’s seen right here in the fabric.


Coordinate: The orange hue is very popular now. Here is the perfect time to coordinate this new color trend into your home. See how great it looks with the fabric yet this color is not in the fabric at all.


Coordinate: Brown will NEVER go out of style! You’ve seen brown buddy up with light blue and green right? Well it also looks amazing with the colors in this fabric and again, it’s not in the fabric at all.


Coordinate: Ah yes, the love of coastal blue. Now I will bet $100 you have a very similar color in your home in more than one room don’t you? This blue is extremely desirable for the home. Why? Not only because it’s a gorgeous hue because it goes with just about everything in your home. It’s a win-win.


So you see, choosing color is really easier than you think and it’s one way I design colors for my clients.

Let your fabrics be your guide when it comes to choosing color for your home and if you get stuck, just contact me I’m a Color Specialist here in Charlotte. Don’t live in Charlotte? I can still help you with my virtual color consultation service and all I’ll need is a few pictures of your home to design a palette for you!

About Donna Frasca

I am an energy that has found a new vibration and frequency. Through many years of writing, learning, and experiencing, I've found comfort in trusting in myself and in Spirit.
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3 Responses to How To Pick a Paint Color For Your Home

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  2. Keisha says:

    I have a walnut fireplace.. I looking for a color to accent the wall. I’m looking in the brown Red orange family

    • Donna Frasca says:

      A walnut fireplace? Do you mean just the mantel part of it? I love accent walls around the fireplace but a lot has to be considered in order to do so, like:
      • your flooring color
      • your kitchen cabinet color
      • the rest of the color palette
      • undertones, warm? cool?
      I hope that narrows it down for you – send me an email if you want a color consultation for that 🙂

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