The most Important thing to remember when selecting Interior Colors is that the Darker the
Color is... the SMALLER the room will appear to be... so Choose LIGHTER Colors as often as
At the bottom of this page, we have included Sherwin Williams Interior "Whites
some of the most popular of over 1000 Colors for Interiors! IMPORTANT: Browser Colors may
be distorted... visit your Sherwin Williams store for True Color Chips!!!
- When you look at a Color Chip or Color Pallette... remember that you are seeing only about 1-2 square
inches of that Color... but when you Paint it on all of the walls and/or ceiling of a room it
will APPEAR to be "greater in Color depth" than the small chip appears, simply because you are
now "surrounded" by that Color...
So CHOOSE LIGHTER COLORS more often... White, Off-White, Light Beiges, Light Grays... even if
you go with Blues or Greens... keep them LIGHT...
- Don't be FOOLED by Color NAMES... Each Brand of Paint uses it's own name for it's Colors
and these names are not always the same as you go from one brand to another even if the
actual Color Chip is the same...
- Choose a High Quality Brand of Paint and stick with it for all your Painting work...
We HIGHLY recommend Sherwin Williams Paint and Products... Sherwin Williams is the Largest
Paint Manufacturer in the World... they OWN several other Paint Companys including
Sears Paint, Dutch Boy, Mercury and others... they spend more time and money each year on
Product Development and Color Selection than all the other Paint Companys combined...
- A good suggestion is to Paint your ceilings and walls with a Color using a FLAT finish
and then use the SAME Color (that you used on your walls) for your Woodwork (door casings, window casings, doors etc.)
except use a SEMI-GLOSS finish on the Woodwork... the Sheen will make the Woodwork appear
slightly DARKER and give a good overall appearance to the room... If you choose to use a
different Color for the Woodwork... make it only "slightly" different and of the same tone
as the wall Color... perhaps slightly darker...
- When Painting SMALL Rooms, Hallways, Baths, Closets, Small Bedrooms... use the SAME Color
on the Ceiling as on the Walls... this will look much more appealing to the eye and prevent
the room from looking "all cut-up" and smaller... than it actually is...
- Different Colors have different Psycological Effects on Human Beings... Results are based on
extensive Surveys Worldwide... and are well documented and taught to many Professional Painting
and Decorating Contractors... IN GENERAL: White or Off-White tones make people feel
"Healthy and Clean"... Green or Green tones make people feel "Relaxed and Calm"... Blue or
Blue tones make people feel "Anxious and Excited"... Yellow or Yellow tones make people
feel "Moody and Inspirational"... Red or Red tones make people feel "Emotional and Passive"...
- To understand more about Colors (including Exterior Colors) and how they relate to each other, you can use the
Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer Tool ... and see how your walls etc look with different color combinations...
then be sure to return here for more of our information...
Use extreme care
when working with sharp tools like Spackling Knives or other dangerous tools that could cause
serious injury! [read all the tips]
Sherwin Williams "Whites and Lights" Colors...
These are only 21 of many, many Colors to choose from...
NOTE: Your Web Browser may distort these Colors slightly...
visit your local Sherwin Williams store for accurate Color Chips!
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