Work with what you have
Knowing the colour that you would like to paint your room is a great first step but picking the actual shade should be one of the last things you do. If it’s an existing room take some time to do an inventory of all of the permanent features like the colour of the floor or curtains. Think about the upholstery fabrics and any artworks. Your wall colour will need to work with these items otherwise you end up with a room where everything feels out of place.
Use art as a source of inspiration
If you’re starting from scratch you should choose any major items first like a sofa, curtains or flooring for colour ideas. Perhaps you need some inspiration – a great place to start is using a piece of art that you plan to hang in the room. This is a really great way to pull a colour scheme together and guarantee a completely cohesive look.