How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color

Turning a room in your home into an interior design work of art starts with selecting the right paint colors… But that’s easier said than done. Let us guide you through the process of how to pick the perfect paint color for your room:

  1. Ask the experts.
  2. Dress your house like you dress yourself.
  3. Coordinate with adjacent rooms.
  4. It’s not just the walls.
  5. Bring home sample strips.

Ask The Experts

Every major home improvement store like Lowe’s or Home Depot has a paint help desk staffed with knowledgeable experts who can help narrow down your paint color options. Tell them your goals for the room and ask them questions like:

  • What are popular painting trends for the type of room I’m updating?

  • Which primers produce the best results?

  • Which rollers and brushes do they suggest?

  • How many gallons of paint should my room require? (know your room dimensions).

  • Which brands are the most durable?

Asking these types of questions will give you a huge jumpstart and allows you to take advantage of professional expertise in-store.

Dress Your Room Like You Dress Yourself

How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color
How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color

An easy way to start thinking of potential color schemes is to look in your closet. If you feel comfortable and look good in light earth tones, consider using those same colors as a starting point for your wall colors. If you find yourself wearing darker, rich colors, look for navy blue or deep red palates as your color baseline. Once you have a primary color picked out, look through your accessories and jewelry for cues on what to accent your room with.

Coordinate with Adjacent Rooms

The perfectly designed room can feel out of place if the rest of the house has a different color theme. It’s important that transitioning from room to room in your house does not feel jarring. If you have a sleek and modern kitchen with white walls and stainless steel appliances, it’s probably a good idea to avoid making your adjacent family room beach themed– just sayin’. Select tones and styles for the room you are updating that complement the rest of your home’s design.

It’s Not Just The Walls

When you’re updating a room’s design, it’s important to remember walls aren’t the only thing that deserves attention. Updating your floor and/or ceiling can make a big difference in the feel of your room. If your existing hardwood floor doesn’t quite go with the paint color you have in mind, consider a large rug that can pull the room together. Even a fresh coat of white or ivory paint for your ceiling can make your room feel bigger and brighter.

How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color

A good rule of thumb to follow is go with a dark floor, medium walls, and light ceiling. The color scheme of going dark-to-light from bottom-to-top is a subtle way to keep your design looking clean regardless of color.

Bring Home Samples


After you’ve narrowed down your top choices, bring home paint swatches and buy a few samples of your favorite two or three options. The samples are only a few bucks and well worth it to make sure you get what you need. Plus, sample paint is great to have around incase you need to patch something after your project.

 The lighting in your house will always be different than in the store, so bringing home samples is a must. If you can’t get a good feel for the colors from the free sample swatches, purchase the paint samples and paint a poster board for better context on how it looks when it’s covering a wide area.

Get Your Paint Home

Now that you’ve got one hard choice out of the way, may the next choice an easy one. Use Bungii to get all of your paint and supplies home so you can get right to work. Bungii is an app based on-demand delivery service with affordable rates and certified drivers who will help haul your big and bulky items. We can’t pick the perfect paint color for you, but you can download the Bungii app today and let us help get your home improvement supplies delivered fast.