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Help With Finding The Right Paint Colors For Your Nashville Home
by TJ Anderson
We work on new-construction and renovation projects in Nashville all the time, so home design concerns — paint colors, tile choices, kitchen finishes — are a big part of my life.
All aspects are part of a personal passion, too, but I’d probably say I spend more time mulling over paint color choices than anything else. Paint makes a big statement, and when that statement’s an ugly one, it’s kind of hard to hear anything else. So I’m quick to underline the importance of choosing smart, fitting tones, especially if you're thinking about selling your home.
I have my own methods for finding the right fit for various spots in a home, and pull inspiration from a lot of different sources. But I’m also always open for finding better ways, and I’m intrigued by Apartment Therapy’s Color Search — a partnership with one of my favorite paint purveyors, Sherwin-Williams.
How Color Search helps you find the right colors
For years now, Apartment Therapy has been one of the better internet outposts of home-design help, with house tours for inspiration and DIY projects to help beautify your space on the cheap. I’m a longtime fan.
And they’re always broadening with useful tips and tools, like Color Search.
The basic idea: On the site, you can search for guidance according to colors, or by the room you’re looking to update — or ideally by both.
If you search by colors, you can pick up to five options that’ll help you get started. Color Search will sift through a mass of photos that echo those colors you were already drawn to, and show you different ways to use them, from walls to accents.
Cull down the images according to the room you’re working on, and you’ll get a fine-tuned mix of inspiration shots, showing you where you can go right within the palette you’re thinking about. Click on an image that really fires you up, and the tool will show you exactly which Sherwin-Williams colors you need to buy to achieve that look.
It’s specific, and one of many online options — searching Houzz.com images by room and color is another great method, though that tends to suffer from the Amazon effect, where there’s so much to sift through you can get overwhelmed.
So if you’re an Apartment Therapy fan and in need of a little curated nudge toward redecorating or sprucing up your space, give AT’s Color Search a spin.
Thinking about putting your Nashville home on the market, and need some more focused help with making smart upgrades and updates? I’m here (and would be thrilled) to pitch in. Call or email TJ Anderson Homes, and tell me about your plans.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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