The color of your walls can help establish the mood in your new home, and there are so many options available you may not be sure which one to choose or how it will affect the feeling of your living space. Here are some tips for picking the paint that suits you, so once your moving company has finished unpacking, you'll be ready with a brush in hand.
Go Bold or Go Soft
Your color scheme can jump out at your guests and add vibrancy or it can be subtle and refined for a more relaxed feel. For the former, you may want to choose a rich red reminiscent of a fire hydrant, while the latter can be portrayed with a light yellow that'll make your living space perpetually feel like spring.
Mix it Up
HGTV recommends accenting your room by applying completely different colors to various objects such as a radiator or a book shelf. For example, if you choose to go with a light aquamarine for your living room wall, add a purple of the same shade to a couch-side stand, or make your coffee table a light pink.
To avoid picking a paint color that you'll regret, HGTV notes that you should experiment first. This can be done by picking 2-ounce samples, which are available from many retailers, and covering a 1-foot to 2-foot space. This'll give you some idea of what the wall will look like once it's done.