How to Choose Interior Color

The right color can transform a room. Behr makes it easy to find your perfect color.

For Best Results:

The best way to determine whether a color is right for your room is to paint a small swatch on your wall, so you can view the color in the exact space and lighting conditions.

Step 1

Visit the BEHR Color Solutions Center at your nearest The Home Depot location.

Step 2

Browse through the standard color chips arranged by color hue, or take a look at the annual trend card to see what colors are hot this season.

Step 3

If you're unsure about color pairings, browse the BEHR color cards that offer bright ideas on color combinations.

Step 4

You can also visit and browse Behr's massive color selection from the comfort of your home.

Step 5

Purchase paint samples and paint a swatch of color on your wall before you make your final decision. View your selected color options in the room you will be painting. 

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Brush (2"-2½")
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Drop Cloths
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