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Choosing colors can be a daunting task and an overwhelming experience, with so many infinite options to choose from, it surely can get on your nerves.  Careful consideration and right choice of color for your home can create a lasting impression and add value to your home.

There are so many points that need to be taken care of before you start choosing colors for your home.  Furniture is the most integral part and focal point of any home, so when you start thinking about painting then the first point you need to consider is the furniture.  Choose color that complements and highlights your furniture, it is best to choose colors wisely to begin with rather than later having to change your furniture set which could turn out to be a costly affair.

Light plays a explicit role in the selection of colors, colors look different during day and night, the color that looks cool and bright during natural light may look pale and dull under artificial lighting.  So it is always a good option to check your colors under different lighting.

Better invest a little on sample colors of your choice and check it on any of your large walls before you start painting the whole room- the painted color looks completely different and darker than your sample strip.  You can go for lighter shades or choose a completely different one, and you would be happy you tested before painting your room.  This wise practice can save you from wasted time and money.

Finishing also needs to be considered, there are a variety to choose from like flat, glossy, satin, and others.  Flat finish can look great but is hard to maintain, satin finish is much easier to clean and glossy finish looks trendy and reflects light, most suitable for kitchen and bathroom.

According to a noted Interior Designer, play with colors, experiment with one or more color, try contrasting colors, or a single color with different finishes for wall and trims or try painting wall colors with a complimentary trim color, the options are endless, you just need to get bold and give it a go.

The Interior Designer also recommends that you take note of all the existing furnishings, fabric or area rugs before deciding on the colors for your wall, the wall color should complement the other accessories and interior design of your home.

Color transforms the interior design appearance of any home, to choose the right color and the effect of the colors for your home, you can get guidance from a professional interior designer. Your designer will be experienced and know about the perfect choice of colors for your sweet home.

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