My Top 12 Articles – On How to Choose Paint Colors – Expert Advice

12 Resources that will help you select your paint colors

As we all know picking the right colors is not always easy and we can use all the help we can get. With that in mind, here is a list of “friends in color,” people who do what I do. They have written some terrific articles, resources to help you if you are considering hiring a color consultant.

1. Sensational Color.com
“Does Selecting Paint Color Scare You?” by Kate Smith colorchart.jpg

Kate Smith offers a quick start guide to help you to discover your own color inspirations!

2. Porter House Designs, Color Sizzle Blog
“Choosing Colors: What You Should Know About Paint Chips” by Kelly Porter

Let’s face it. Paint chips are fickle. They will give you a good idea of how a color will look in your space, but they rarely offer an exact match. The lighting and existing furnishings, fabrics and carpet – among other things – affects it.

3. The Washington Post Lifestyle.com
“Expert Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Color”

This article helps to jump start your Spring painting projects and offers tips on finding the right white, expert “go-to” paint colors and finishes to suit your style!

4. HGTV.com
“10 Tips for Picking Paint Colors” by Barbara Jacobs

Take your interior from drab to fab with the help of this color expert!

5. Wonderful Colors.org
“Can you match paint colors from different fan decks?” By John Shearer

Top notch Seattle painting contractor John Shearer warns against matching paint colors from some fan decks. Many of these samples are not made using real paint.

6. Article on Houzz
“How To Work With a Color Consultant”, by Lisa Frederick

Here’s how to find, partner with and benefit from a color consultant, start to finish.

7. Benjamin Moore.com
“The Benefits of Hiring a Color Consultant”

A professional color consultant will give you fabulous results, while saving you time, money, and work

8. Bob Vila.com
“How To: Select a Paint Color”

The right color can give a paint job your personal mark, so follow these guidelines when selecting paint colors for your home.

9. Article on Houzz
“17 Things Color Consultants Want You To Know” by Becky Harris

Dithering over potential palettes for your home? A color pro might be the way to go. Here’s how it works…

10. California Paints.com
“Before you begin: Color Selection”

Clearly the most personal decision involved in any interior or exterior painting project is the color of paint to apply. This article asks you to follow your instincts when selecting paint color.

11. The Washington Post
“Home Front – Live Q & As”

Jean Molesworth Kee, author of the blog, The Painted Room, joins Jura Koncius and Terri Sapienza on the weekly Home Front chat.

12. Belltown Design
“Anatomy of a Color Consultation” by Paula McHugh

Well, I would be remiss if I didn’t add one of our articles. My personal experience with a client, who wanted to “get it right.”