8 Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Colors for your Custom Home

empty room to be paintedBuilding a custom home is an exciting endeavor. Your home can be your dreams made into reality. But with that freedom comes a lot of choices, which can be overwhelming. Choosing paint colors is one of the many decisions you’ll need to make. Not sure where to start? Try these 8 tips for choosing paint colors for custom homes in Greensboro.

  1. Start in the great room. The great room refers to the main living area. This is a great place to start because the paint color here will be very visible, especially in an open-concept home. The rest of the color choices can be complementary shades.  
  2. Start with the boldest color you want to use. If you have a bold hue in mind for one of the main living areas, start with that color and build your other color choices from there. 
  3. Choosing a color palletYour colors should complement each other. The easiest way to do this is to choose a strip of paint colors that includes lighter and darker tones of a color. Another option is to choose a color and then have lighter and darker shades of that color to complete your color pallet. 
  4. Consider sight lines. Keep in mind which rooms are visible from each other. These rooms should have complementary colors. 
  5. Make hallways and stairwells neutral. Connecting areas in your home are best left neutral so that they won’t clash with the colors in any other rooms along the way.  
  6. Upstairs and downstairs zones can have separate color pallets. While your stairwell and even the connecting upstairs hallway may need to be one continuous color, you can treat the rest of your upstairs as a different zone with its separate style and color pallet.  
  7. Open concept floor plans must have complementary colors. When you choose an open floor plan you may not be able to use as many colors, as each room blends into the next. Choose a color that works well for the entire space and incorporate additional colors in trim and other areas.  
  8. Don’t rely on paint chip cards. Paint cards are great ideas to get ideas, but they don’t provide a true sense of how it will look in a large room or area. Consider buying paint samples. Paint them directly unto the walls for a better comparison.  

Don’t Sweat it, Paint is Only Temporary 

Always keep in mind, repainting is an option. If you don’t like the colors after a few months of years, go back to the drawing board and try again. Nothing is permanent when it comes to paint. 

Don Mills Builds Luxury Custom Homes in Greensboro 

If you’re looking for a custom home builder, Don Mills is currently building luxury homes in the most desired up and coming neighborhoods in Greensboro. With both framing and décor expertise, Don Mills Builders can make the many choices easy, including paint colors. Call (336) 362-1777 today to inquire about custom homes in Greensboro by Don Mills.