How To Choose An Interior Paint Colour That You'll Love For Years To Come

How To Choose An Interior Paint Colour That You'll Love For Years To Come


You've decided to paint the walls of your bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom or dining room. You're excited to revamp the look of your home with a fresh coat of paint, but you're stumped when it comes to which interior paint colors are best for your space. Fear not! You're in luck because we're here to help you pick the perfect color, no matter what room you plan on painting.

When you're choosing a colour, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of picking something that works for you. Painting takes time and money, so make sure it's one you'll be happy with down the road. Choosing a colour is an important decision. It has to be right for your room, and it needs to look good with everything else in your space.

The best way to get started? Start with the right kind of inspiration. 

Start with the right kind of inspiration

Start by considering the mood you want to create in your space. Are you looking for something bright and cheery that will lift up your spirits? Or maybe more subdued tones will suit your style better? 

Choosing a colour that matches - or contrasts with - your décor can also help narrow down choices when picking out paint.

You’re likely to find inspiration outside your home as well. Take a walk and look around. Are you drawn to the green tones in the trees? The vibrancy of a flower garden? The solid, sturdy depth of concrete and masonry in buildings?

Whatever your inspiration, start creating a list of colour families that you love, and make note of how each colour makes you feel.

Don't rush the process.

As you narrow down your list of colour families, try not to settle on a particular shade right away. It’s important to try out different shades or colours within one particular colour family - you might surprise yourself by how different shades of one colour can look or feel in your space. 

Stop looking at paint swatches.

The paper paint chips that you get at the paint store are not accurate representations of what a colour will look like on your walls. That’s because they’re not real paint, but computer generated impressions of paint colours without the true colour, sheen or texture of the paint. 

So to really see what a colour will look like in your home environment, you need to see a good sized sample on your wall, with the true colour, sheen and texture of the paint in your particular space. 

Consider the light in your home.

The light in your home can also have a big impact on the colour of your walls. As the sun moves around during the day, it will cast different shades of light on your walls and furniture. A colour that may look lovely in the morning may actually be quite harsh at night! 

Test out your top colour picks before you paint.

Once you've narrowed your colour options down to a few favorites, it's time to test them out on your wall. But what is the best way to test out paint samples at home?

Use Big Colour Chips. Big Paint Chips are 12” x 12” paint samples on a peel and stick backing, painted with real paint and ready for you to try. Our paint samples allow you to explore colour, texture, and depth of individual paint colours, without having to buy a test pot or bust out a paintbrush. 

The no-residue adhesive makes them easy to place and reposition so you can test colours in different light conditions and in different areas of your home.

Explore popular colours in our Big Paint Chips 

Choosing a paint colour for your walls should be fun, not stressful!

Choosing a paint colour for your walls should be fun, not stressful!

Choosing the right colour is more than just picking one that you think looks good. Your home’s interior decor will have a huge impact on how you feel about living there and how much use you get out of your space. 

The best way to be sure that you’re picking a colour of paint that you will love - not just today but for years to come - is to test out the paint on your wall and live with it for a while. Our Big Paint Chips are just the tool to help you pick the perfect colour with 100% confidence.