How Do You Choose Color That Looks Good In Any Light?

One of my followers asked me how to choose color that looks good in any light and it is kind of a tough one to answer because it depends so much on personal taste.  Watch this video and read on to learn more!


How to Choose Color That Looks Good in Any Light

? How to Choose Color That Looks Good in Any Light ?I've been asked this question a few times and even though this is a loaded question, I give you some clear and concise tips on how to choose a paint color for your room that you will love.Watch this quick video to add to your DIY interior design intelligence! And be sure to check out all of my videos for more tips & tricks.If you aren't an insider yet, then what are you waiting for? Just click the sign up button at the top right of this Facebook page!Are you a reader? To read the corresponding blog post head to the link in the first comment. See you there!

Posted by Marilynn Taylor • The Taylored Home on Wednesday, August 1, 2018



You Need to Ask Yourself What Really Appeals to You

Are you the kind of person who likes deep, saturated tones where even the trim is dark and rich – what feels warm and inviting to you, what appeals to you?  We’re not just talking paint here. Think any decor pieces. Do you want something light and airy; maybe in pastels? When you choose color, what brings back fond memories?

Your heritage may dictate this: my Polish grandmother influenced my taste. When I think of her, I think lace and violets, wood paneling, gorgeous vintage furniture. And she wore a lot of warm, rich browns, deep mustard and olive greens. These are the colors I gravitate to now.

Think of the things that inspire you and feel like “home”. When I go to Universal into Hogwarts and there are tapestries and stone, it taps into my roots and it feels great.

But What About the Light?

Pretty much any color you choose is going to look good in all of the different light during the day because you chose it. It’s because it’s something you love. It all comes down to personal choice and about how it makes you feel. You may choose a gray paint with a lavender undertone and put it on the wall and hate it, but if you love lavender and chose the same paint, it may speak to you and you relax every time you walk into that room. It has to speak to you.

But It Might Not Look Good!

Design is so personal. It is a form of self care. You want to love the space that you are in. Choose color with that in mind. Don’t get caught up in, “But it might not look good.” The truth is that it might not. Don’t take the tags off of it yet. Put it in your room and see if you really like it. Live with it for a while first and then decide if it works for you.

Don’t buy the whole gallon yet!!

When it comes to choosing your paint, get samples first. Paint swatches on all four walls in at least 2 x 2 squares- and see how the light hits it to make sure you’re going to love it.  Then once you have decided on your color, then commit to the whole gallon. Paint ain’t cheap y’all!

If you just can’t bring yourself to put a color on your wall, you might like this blog post where I share my top go to gray, beige and griege paint colors, with convenient downloads so you can print and have it on hand!

The moral of the story is that any color that you love will look great in any light…..because you love the color, not because the light is hitting it right.  😉

I hope this will help you go boldly forth and paint something.  It is one of the least inexpensive, DIY things you can do to improve how you feel about a space. If you need help or advice, that’s what I’m here for and I’m literally just a click away on your computer or mobile device.  Book a design coaching session HERE. I look forward to answering more of your questions and helping you to create a space that works for you.

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