3 Ways to Match Colors When Touching Up Your Home’s Paint

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3 Ways to Match Colors When Touching Up Your Home’s Paint

There are a lot of factors one must consider before choosing the paint color for touching up a home. Things such as trying to match a piece of furniture in the room or matching a certain style can all affect the choice you make for the paint color. Although there are many factors influencing your choice, there are certain guidelines you can follow in order to select the best color for your home’s touch up.

Following are 3 ways to match colors when touching up your home’s paint:

1. Don’t Rush into a Paint Color Choice

There are numerous paint color options available, so you should not rush into making a choice without planning it out. Visit your local paint store to see what colors catch your eye and what certain shade matches your room and other areas of the house. It is recommended that you get a variety of chips in order to properly evaluate your choice by looking at the color in your room when you get home.

2. Make Your Own Paint Color

If you are having a hard time deciding which color to go with when touching up your home’s paint, then it is recommended that you consider making your own paint color. Most paint stores offer custom colors if you request it. So, you can bring in a fabric swatch or a painting from your room and have them match a color for you. The cost of making your own custom color may be relatively high, but it will be worth it as you will get the style and theme you desire.

3. Choose an Interior Paint Finish

After selecting an actual paint color for your home’s touch up, the next step is to choose the type of finish. The finish of the paint affects the paint’s overall look drastically. Depending on the type of finish you choose, it can make some paint colors look lighter or darker.

Some popular choices for finish are:

Satin Finish

Satin finish has a smoother appearance with a relatively smaller shine. This finish is easier to clean and is ideal for rooms that have high traffic.

Eggshell Finish

If you want very little shine, then the eggshell finish is the ideal choice. Not only is this finish easier to clean, it still has some shine to reflect the light in the room.

Flat Finish

Flat finish is a duller or matte finish. If you want to camouflage imperfections when touching up, this finish will do the job nicely.


Although it is quite easier to change the color of a room, matching colors is the hardest part of touching up. That’s why it is recommended that you do your best to pick the paint colors and finish that suit your personality and style. The entire look of your home can truly change into something amazing if you properly match colors of each and every room when touching up your home’s paint.

If you are in the Inland Empire (areas in or near Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Canyon Lake, Hemet, San Jacinto, etc.) and have a home or commercial unit that needs painting, contact All American Paint Company through our online form, or call us now at (888) 301-7767.