The most affordable way to dramatically change a living space is with paint. Whether painting just mouldings and cabinets, walls or an accent wall, picking the right color isn't an easy task. Below are a few tips to live by when picking your paint color.

I. TAKE INSPIRATION WITH YOU.

Before you go to pick up paint samples, bring some inspiration along with you, like a decorative pillow, a sample of fabric or anything that resembles the color you'd like in your new space.

II. TAKE THE SAMPLE OUTDOORS.

Paint samples never look the same under artificial lighting in the paint store. Collect all the samples you like and step outside to narrow them down. Chances are, the colors will change a little under natural light. You want to use natural light when choosing a paint to mimic the natural light that comes into the windows of your home.

III. BE BRAVE IN SMALL SPACES.

If you're painting a small space, such as a powder bath or library, go bolder than you normally would. You can get away with painting rooms like this a darker color.

 
IV. MIXING HUES.
 
Try mixing 50% more or less on the same color sample to make areas pop. For example, you may want the ceiling a different color than the walls. Accent walls are not really as popular anymore, but it's great to change the color from room to room as long as they flow well together or are different hues of the same color.
 
 
 
I hope these tips help. If you're still unsure before you select a paint, buy paint samples in various colors and try directly on the wall at least 12" away from one another and up close to the moulding. This will give you an even better idea of the right color for that particular spaces' lighting. Happy painting!