Choosing Color

Brighten your home with these creative ideas for decorating with color. Choosing the right paint color for your walls or deciding on an entire color scheme is easy when you use our tips, online tools, color charts, hundreds of inspiring photos, and latest finds on color trends. Learn the best ways to use each color -- whether it's green, yellow, blue, red, purple, pink, brown, or neutrals. Each hue has unique traits, and knowing how to best use individual colors will create a room you'll absolutely love. Plus, color can set the mood for a room and lay the foundation for a space's style and personality. Every room in your home has several opportunities to introduce color -- including paint, window treatments, linens, furniture, accessories, wall art, flooring, and more. If you're not sure where to start, take our color personality quiz and get a color palette customized to your tastes and personality. Or try My Color Finder, which lets you color a room with paint before you even pick up a paintbrush.


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How to Choose Color
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Don't go it alone when choosing colors. Read tips and tricks from our experts, designers, and editors to guide you as you put together your perfect color scheme.

Choose Smartly

Whether paint colors or floor colors, think of all your color decisions as they relate to one another, considering not only wall colors, but fabrics, furniture, flooring, and any other elements in the room. The result will be a cohesive color scheme you'll love.

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Color for Kitchens & Bathrooms
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