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How to Pick the Right Colours for Your Home

Colour is amazing.  It can set the tone and ambience of the room or bring in a new feeling to a home.  A new coat of paint can breathe new life into your home.  It’s one of the best ways to add value to your property.  And what’s more fun than choosing your new colour?  The sky’s the limit.  Just pop down to the local hardware store and check out swatches to your heart’s content.  Make a selection, and it’s on!

But, not all colours are created equally.  Just think about that new bubblegum pink house that pops up in your neighbourhood.  Perfect to add value to the block, or just a bit over the top?  And how about the room you paint a bright purple, just like your daughter wanted?  Perfect for the home, or one of those choices you’ll regret over time?  You might just want to go wild, but it helps to get a few tips from a professional residential painter to make sure that you’re making the right choice for the long haul.

So, here are a few things to consider when choosing the next splash of colour for your home:

After you’ve waded through the list of hip colour choices and made a few selections, spoken with friends and family, and narrowed your selection down to a few choices, it’s time to call in a professional.  Painting contractors with experience can let you know if the colour you choose will work out well for your home.  A paint job isn’t permanent, but you want to be happy with it for several years at least.  And, if you’re thinking about upgrading any time soon, it’s best if the colours you choose will boost the market value of your home as well.   

There’s another key here as well.  Even if a coat of paint has a shelf life, you want it to b durable, to last as long as possible.  Here’s where professional painters can really help out.  They can let you know which colours will stand the test of time.  Durable paints, in addition to being pleasing to the eye, can hide marks, stand up to wear and tear, and generally boost the staying power of your investment.  Exterior paints can be chosen to reduce the impact of mildew, UV, and water damage.  Interior paints can be selected for resistance to scuffs and marks.  Put it together, and the paint selection can add a layer of protection to the bones of your house.  That means more profit when it comes time to turn it around.

A final word: experienced residential painters are experts in colour combination.  Whether you’re considering the exterior of your home or the furniture of a room, some colours will mesh and others just won’t do the trick.  The right colour can complement your furniture, flooring, and architectural style, helping to make your home as beautiful as it can be.

If you have any questions or you’d like to know more about your painting project, feel free to contact us.  At J&E Kogan, we stand ready to put our years of experience to work for you.

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