How should I pick the paint combo for my walls?
We love browsing paint websites like behr.com and benjaminmoore.com to see what jumps out. Other areas of inspiration: your closets. Look at the clothes you love versus the ones that get passed over. Then start flipping through catalogs (even the ones you normally toss) and tear out pages with colors you love. Take (or wear) these pieces of inspiration to a paint retailer; have them match the color or find color combos that coordinate.
Before you buy samples, keep in mind the lighting and size of your room (a chocolate wall in a darkly lit living room might be more moody than trendy); the feel of the room (do you want lively or relaxing?); the surrounding rooms (will this paint coordinate with the adjacent spaces?); and your furniture (how will it work with the red couch?).
For cool color combination ideas, view our decor database.[Nestpert]
Nate Berkus, author of Home Rules
, host of The Nate Berkus Show
on the Oprah & Friends channel on XM Satellite Radio, and designer of a home decor line sold exclusively at Linens 'n Things
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