As any homeowner knows, choosing paint colours can be overwhelming. Use the following guide to help you explore and select interior colour schemes you’ll love!
While there is no one-size-fits-all reply to "what’s the best interior paint colour," some thoughtful research goes a long way. Go into this exercise with an open mind and a commitment to exploring your creative side as you search for your perfect paint colour.
Step #1: Analyze the Room for Interior Paint Ideas
Hardwood floors, countertops, a fireplace surround, area rugs, and of course furniture...the colours in these items will help determine which paint colour families will work best in your room, and help narrow your options.
Additionally, the right paint colour for any room should reflect the mood you want to create in the room as well as complement its architecture and style.
Paint truly transforms your space–see some of our favourite colours for living room and bedroom if you are selecting colour for either of these important spaces in your home.
Step #2: Explore the Best Interior Paint Colours–for You
For a more deliberate approach, use magazines, online tools like Pinterest and our Inspiration section to find colours and colour combinations that inspire you. Is your eye drawn to darker hues, fresh pastels or bold primary colours? Explore how paint and colour work together in the Colour Handbook and tap into our online colour tools.
Tip: Paint on a poster board, not a wall, so you can easily see how colours will appear around the room.
Step #3: Get Colour Chips, then Test with Paint Samples
Once you’ve selected the colours you’re drawn to, visit your local Benjamin Moore retailer and pick up colour chips and inspirational brochures to bring home.
While you may be tempted to use colour swatches only to determine which colour to use, the best way to test colour in different lighting conditions is to buy paint samples from your local Benjamin Moore retailer. Natural and artificial light can impact the appearance of colour, so viewing it at different times of the day in all lighting conditions is crucial.
Step #4: Pair Colour with Quality Paint
Some painters may tell you that they can easily “match” any Benjamin Moore® colour in another paint brand. This is simply not the case.
Engineered specifically by Benjamin Moore, for Benjamin Moore paints, our proprietary Gennex® Colour Technology sets us apart by delivering colour and durability that is truly unmatchable.
Make sure that the Benjamin Moore interior paint colour you ultimately choose is realized to its full potential by using only Benjamin Moore products.
Step #5: Get Started Any Time
When it comes to interior painting, you generally control the environment you’re working in. Weather does not have to be a consideration–so interior painting is a year-round opportunity.