PAINT COLOR: CAN IT REALLY UNCOVER YOUR INNER
Bright and Bold, Or Quiet And Calm, Haffner Paint Company Explains
Do you daydream about a fuchsia family room? Or, maybe you just can’t decide what color to paint your bathroom—green or
One of the most important things to remember about decorating with paint is that it really isn’t about decorating at all. It’s about creating a comfortable home environment that accurately reflects who you truly are, a place where you feel relaxed, nurtured and protected.
“Color offers an avenue into a person’s mind; it can capture a mood or experience, or help project an image,” says owner Tim Haffner. It’s not just about a certain color conveying feeling or emotion, it’s about how our lifestyle preferences can be reflected in the colors we choose to surround ourselves with.”
Since choosing color is such a personal decision, not everyone approaches it in the same way. While some people know exactly what colors they like before making a paint purchase, just as many don’t know how to determine what colors suit them. Furthermore, there are literally thousands of interior and exterior paint colors from which to choose. All of these factors can leave you standing in the paint aisle of your local hardware or big box store confused and frustrated.
However, according to Haffner, there are some general guidelines to follow and tools available to help you choose a palette that accurately reflects your personality and lifestyle. “Before you even visit a store, just look around your home and evaluate what type of décor to which you’re partial. Many times, you’ll see an unplanned reoccurring theme, such as a preference for sleek furniture and simple lines. Then, after observing what types of furniture and accessories you’ve surrounded yourself with, think about what colors you prefer and how they make you feel.
Still having trouble visualizing a palette?
Look for guidance and inspiration elsewhere. For example, Pratt & Lambert’s new Never Compromise™ Color System offers unique Color Personality Profiles. These fun, introspective self-assessments, created by Pratt & Lambert color experts, can help consumers select colors and combinations that reflect their specific tastes by asking a series of questions that guides them to one of eight interior color collections. Just visit prattandlambert.com today.