1. Add your own paint colours
This is probably one of the biggest mistakes when using a paint visualizer. You do use a white colour on the wall, but it’s not exactly the colour that comes with it. This will give you a distorted image of the room when you add other colours.
Don’t you have any idea what colour of paint is on the wall? Then keep in mind that the end result in the room may differ from the virtual result.
2. First the visualizer then the paint
If you have an idea which colours you would like to use, a visit to the DIY store can be very helpful. Although it is tempting to buy a paint pot directly at the DIY store, we do not recommend it. Write down the colour code and test the colour in the online paint visualizer. Always bring a paint sample with you. This way you can see if the colour matches the furniture. Of course you want to prevent the sofa from suddenly looking very pale because of the paint.
3. Don’t limit your colour choices
Ideally, a colour scheme has three colours:
- A main colour that dominates
- An accent colour for shutters and doors
- A decorative colour
The ability to see the colours before you start painting can save a lot of money, time and effort. Whether you plan to do the painting yourself or hire a professional. The virtual tools ensure that the job is done faster.
4. Use inspiration images
Open Pinterest and sit down. Look for the room you want to paint. Collect the most beautiful images and find a colour palette. Do you see a colour you’d like to copy and paste one-on-one in your home? There are several online tools where you can extract the colour from an image.
In most online paint visualizers it is possible to enter a colour manually. Think of a HEX code, RGB or by searching for a specific paint colour. If the exact colour you want is not included, then (if it is correct) enough alternatives will be shown. Ideal!
5. Start all over again
If you start with a different main colour, the colour palette will probably look different. It may therefore be wise not to stick to one result.
Release the result and start with an empty canvas!