Choosing The Right Paint Color

Posted by: on March 6th, 2012 | 2 Comments
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Picking out that perfect paint shade for your home can be a bit daunting when you consider the many colors under the rainbow you have to choose from. Even after you make up your mind and select blue walls for the bathroom and yellow for the entryway, the decisions don’t stop there! What specific shade of yellow? What other colors in the room will work best with the blue?

Watch this video as our expert associate, Mr. Jay, walks you through how to navigate The Home Depot’s in-store paint color wall to help you choose the right colors for your home. He explains exactly how the in-store display is organized and grouped by specific color families, tones, combinations and more! Don’t forget to visit homedepot.com before you start painting to find all the paint supplies you’ll need for your project. And be sure to stop by our How-To Community Forum to visit Mr. Jay and our other associates for tons of home improvement tips and advice.

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  1. Susan Cappelletti says:

    removed wallpaper and now need to paint walls where wallpaper was removed. Cannot find color. I know it was Behr custom interior paint. We do not have the paint can as it was a few years ago. I can remember possibly the work “red barn” in the title but not sure. It has a combination of burgundy and rust. Can you help me find what I need?

    • Craig Allen says:

      Hi, Susan.

      I think your best bet is to get a Home Depot store to color match the paint. Just take a sample– at least the size of a quarter– of the paint into your favorite Home Depot store. Since you’re likely to be filling in hole in the drywall anyway, consider cutting or tearing off a small sample of the paint directly from the wall. But if you have something else in your house with the same color, you can take that in.

      If you’d rather just eye-ball it, you can get really good results with our online Paint Color Center. It walks you through the various color groups and then down to individual shades until you find the right match. Here’s the link: http://paintcolor.homedepot.com/.

      -Craig, from The Home Depot