Don’t just start painting. Explore your choices. Know what kind of effect you’re going for and how you can accomplish it. If you’re not sure what colors you want to use, look at design and decorating magazines, websites and books for ideas. Is there a particular color that already works in one room and will serve as an accent or a background color, elsewhere? You can use one color as a unifying theme throughout the rooms, while giving each room its own personality with color accents. View the adjoining spaces together, not as separate entities, when you’re planning out your design.
Your local True Value hardware store's Certified Color Experts® can answer questions you have about paint color and use your preferences to point you in the right direction. Bring in ideas and pictures of interiors you like. While you're there, you can pick up a Custom Mixed Color Sample to try a few colors on your walls at home. The sample allows you to paint a small space and then live with different options for a few days before making a final decision. You can also pick up Idea Cards that have predetermined palettes ready for you.
You can also experiment online with our interactive Color Visualizer to change paint color and furniture in six different moods to preview how colors will look before you paint. The Color Selection Tool features a color wheel with every color in our paint palette.