Paint expert Mauro Henrique tells us how important color choice is. Mauro explains that colors can change in certain light and that more often than not, his crew has to repaint at least one small part of the project to ensure that the homeowner is truly happy. He also shares with us why navy blue is his favorite color.
“Which Paint Color Should I Paint My Room?”
Mauro gets this question all the time. And while he can certainly pick a great color, he says it all depends on the homeowner. It depends on how the homeowner sees color and how they feel about it. In fact, Mauro says the colors can play strange sometimes, looking different on the wall than they did on the paint store swatch.
Colors Play Strange
Colors don’t always paint true to their name. For example, Mauro says that when he looks at a color, he can see all the undertones hiding in the color. Even a color like green might contain flashes of red, blue, or yellow. This complicates color selection and can make a color look different in the room with its source of light than a homeowner might expect.
How the Homeowner Feels Matters
The first question Mauro asks a homeowner is “how do you feel about this color?” He wants to know what the customer really thinks because he knows feelings about a color can change once they hit the wall. And, believe it or not, his crew has to do a lot of repainting to ensure that his customers are completely satisfied with their color selections.
When it comes to high-impact features like a front door, Mauro loves colors like red, green, or a glossy black. But, his number one favorite color is navy blue. He believes it fits everything, including the rooms in his own home, his truck, and even his clothes.
But the Homeowner’s Preference is What Really Matters
Mauro knows that the homeowner’s preference trumps his penchant for navy blue. He knows that it matters more that the customer feels good about the color and that they’d like the color anywhere in the house. After all, they’re the ones that live in the home every day, so if it makes them feel good, that’s their color.