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Behr Paint color chart explained

A Behr paint color chart can help any novice home decorator come up with house color schemes that are sure to impress.

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Behr Paint color chartBehr paint color charts can help any novice home decorator come up with house color schemes that are sure to impress. With roughly 50 charts sporting 35 colors each, it is almost impossible not to find the perfect paint colors.

Behr offers many interior and exterior colors. An understanding of how a color wheel works and using some of Behr's online tools will help to pin down the right colors for a room or your house in no time.

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A color wheel is a tool used by interior decorators and painting contractors that helps them select colors and color schemes that complement each other and the home. The wheel is divided into several pieces like slices of pie. Each slice contains a different color, and it sits between the colors that complement it the best.

Red, for example, sits between orange and purple. That means that every shade of red you see on Behr paint color charts either have more orange tones or more purple tones. A good understanding of how these colors relate helps those who are shopping for the right premium paint.

Behr paint color charts are arranged similar to the color wheel, starting with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and so forth. Each chart has five different colors with seven shades of each color going from the lightest to the darkest intensity.

For example, one color family contains soft pink, which is the lightest shade, coral mantle, salmon peach, duchess rose, juicy passion fruit, wet coral and fire island, which is the deepest shade. This makes it easy for consumers to choose varying shades of similar colors. Each of the color families on the chart will contrast nicely with the color family next to them.

The Behr website offers an online tool called ColorSmart, which allows consumers to gather inspiration from Behr's team of color experts, or take a color they have already chosen and see how it will look in a room.

The tool also allows a choice of the type of paint needed, such as primer, glossy, or zero-VOC paints

Plug in the square footage of the room the paint is intended for, and it will also give an estimate of the amount of paint needed.

Wondering how much does it cost to paint a room or about exterior paint prices, see our in-depth look at "Painting square foot cost: a review in 4 steps".

Consumers must visit a local store that carries Behr paints in order to determine the final costs for Behr products. Or you can ask area contractors for painting estimates.

Before you start your next painting project, experiment with different color schemes. You can also find and hire a contractor who specializes in interior or exterior painting to help make the job as simple as possible. While the Behr paint color charts are there to help you make your design dreams come to life, you'll know the job will get done right when you go with the professionals.

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