Now that you have been INSPIRED and INTRIGUED by color, I want to share some helpful bits with you to help you get started.
Selecting paint swatches and holding them up to natural and artificial lighting works well to select color if you have a trained eye. However, a tried and true way is to get 2 large pieces of cardboard and paint them 2 coats of the paint of your choice. Place them at 2 different places but at the same distance from the wall that you are painting and next to the decorative elements in the room. Look at them in the daylight and at the night time.
**DO NOT PAINT YOUR NEW CHOICE OF COLOR ON THE WALL AS IT WILL BE COMPARING IT TO WHAT IS ON THE WALL AND WILL NOT BE AN ACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF THE COLOR.
***Bits taken from The Wall Street Journal’s interview with Joa Studholme, Director of Color at Farrow & Ball.