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How to Select Paint - House Painting

Selecting paint is a very personal choice for most people. Many factors need to be considered when it comes to house painting. And with so many colors of paint available, choosing a color can feel like an impossible task.

At Nashville House Painters we work with our customers in the Antioch area to help them find the best paint for the job. Usually it starts with a number of questions, including:

  • What area do you want to be painted?
  • How visible is the area you want to be painted? Or, how frequently will it be seen by others?
  • How is the area used?
  • Do you have small children or pets?

We've not yet gotten to color, but these questions can help us determine the needed quality and sheen for your Antioch area home. Homeowners will often want to have a higher quality paint used in a room more frequently visited by others, like the living room, than they will want to use in a child's bedroom. We'll take that into account.


Sheen is important when you are thinking through how to select paint. You'll want to consider how the room is used and how much you like, or don't like, shiny walls. A gloss or semi-gloss paint can work well in kitchens and play rooms as they'll be easier to wipe clean and will stand up to some "abuse." But, if you don't like shiny walls you won't like gloss or semi-gloss paint.

You may love the effect a flat or matte paint can give a room, but it's important to know that they won't be quite as easy to clean.

Most customers will settle on satin or eggshell when house painting. Some people love, and always use, one or the other. Other customers will choose one or the other depending on the room, using satins for kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms, and eggshell for living rooms, dining rooms and adult bedrooms.


That brings us to what is most often the challenging part when selecting paint for a home - choosing the color. Again, we'll ask some questions:

  • What type of style is your house, or do you want it to be? Traditional, contemporary, modern, farmhouse?
  • What is your overall preference for paint - warm, cool, other?
  • How will the area to be painted tie in to the rest of your home?
  • Do you have a focal point for the room that you want to complement?
  • Do you want to stay on trend? Would you prefer your home to look timeless, or to match up to a specific style?

These are just some of the many questions that you'll want to ask yourself when you are considering color for house painting projects. We can say that most customers end up being most happy when they factor in the feeling they are trying to create throughout the house instead of just picking a color they like for one room.

It can be easy for homeowners to fall into the current trend. This can be fine if the trend is likely to hold up or if the homeowner doesn't mind painting their home every couple of years. Other customers will be focused on keeping within the style of their home or creating a timeless look that will hold up over many years.

Ultimately, you'll want to pick a color that works for you. Unless, of course, your purpose for painting is to sell the home or rent out the space. There are many, many resources for you to look at when considering how to select paint - here are a few good ones:


Many people choose to paint their ceilings white or off-white, and that's certainly fine. But, if you are considering a renovation, or just a different look for a room, don't forget about the ceiling. Painting the ceiling can help a room look bigger, or smaller. It can add a swanky feel or a touch of formality. Either way, homeowners usually find that painting a ceiling is much more difficult than painting a wall. So, give Nashville House Painters a call and we'll save you the time, as well as the aches and pains.


We will help you choose the type of paint that will work on the surface of your exterior. Vinyl, brick, wood and fiber-cement siding all have paints that work better or worse on them. Understanding what works best often comes from experience. The same is true for painting stucco finishes.

When selecting a paint color for your exterior many factors can come into play. Homeowners need to consider any homeowners association rules that would affect the color choice. Many Antioch homeowners will have their home repainted the same color, or a color very similar. That is the easy and safe decision.

Others will look for a more dramatic impact in a house painting project. If that's you, you should be sure to consider:

  • Other houses in the neighborhood. Most homeowners don't want to pick a color that sticks out as inappropriate.
  • What colors would fit with the original style and era of your home?
  • Are you painting everything on the exterior of your home (doors, shudders, etc.) or just the walls?

That third question is a big one. It can be difficult for Antioch area homeowners to picture how the new color will be affected by its surroundings. It's one thing to hold a paint swatch up and a completely different thing when that color is painted on the entire house.

Other Surfaces

Selecting paint or stain for the other surfaces inside or outside your home, office building or rental property can be just as challenging. While the designers on television can make creating a unified look seem easy, at Nashville House Painters we know it can be much harder in reality. When you work with us, we'll rely on our knowledge, expertise and experience to help you select the paint, stain or other finish that will work best for you.

If you live in Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Hermitage, Smyrna and are looking for professional help for a house painting project, give us a call today. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.

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What People Say About Us

  • -Dana B.

    My house looks so much cleaner now! They did an excellent job and took great care of my house, even when I was not around.

  • -Amy C.

    Rick and his team were great. We painted every room in our house (walls, ceiling, and the trim in a couple rooms), and even though I'm a hard person to please, I have zero complaints. They did exactly as we asked for a reasonable price, cleaned up well, and were happy to both repair and touch up spots that needed extra TLC on our 20 year old dry wall. Now, the house looks fresh, modern, and brand new inside!

  • -Lori H.

    I literally did a google search and selected House Painters from the list on google gave them a call spoke with Rick and explained to him what I wanted done which was the exterior trim and shutters of my home painted. He quoted me a very reasonable price after viewing my home and sent painters to my home and they got the job done exactly the way I wanted it and in a timely fashion! I was very pleased and will gladly use them again for future projects. Great Job House Painters!!! :)

  • -Adam M.

    Rick and his crew did an amazing job at a rental house that I thought was beyond hope. In a short time, they had painted most of the house including ceilings, trim, and cabinets. It really transformed the place! I will definitely use them again for any work that I need.

  • -Adam B.

    Rick and his team just finished painting our interior, and they did an impeccable job. Communicating with Rick leading up to the project was easy. He also gave us some gentle advice on color, which was welcome in our case. He worked with our schedule and completed the job in less time than anticipated, all with a highly competitive rate. High recommendations

  • -Debbie S.

    Rick is one of the best professional painters we have worked with. He is prompt, courteous, make sure that he leaves things the way he found them, and is always on time. I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for a quality service for all your painting needs.

  • -Kathleen B.

    I had the best experience with Rick and his crew. My husband and I wanted a large room with vaulted ceilings painted prior to us moving in to our home. Rick squeezed us into his busy schedule and did a phenomenal job! Thank you so much for doing a beautiful job for a reasonable price.

  • -Ken W.

    I highly recommend Nashville House Painters. We had previously hired someone to paint our kitchen cabinets and they completely botched the job. Rick and his crew came in and did a fabulous job. Cabinets are not easy to paint but ours now look fantastic. I priced this job with several other companies and Nashville House Painters was the most affordable and I can't imagine anyone could have done a better job.

  • -Duryea W.

    Rick and his team was prompt and professional. He even visited our house on Father's Day to give us an estimate. He painted our whole house of 1,600 sq ft in two days. We feel that the price was fare and service was excellent. I strongly recommend Nashville House Painters if you want professional work, great pricing and all around just good people. They will be the first people I call when we move into our new house.

  • -Will D.

    I highly recommend Nashville House Painters! Rick and his crew were competent, professional, and friendly. They did an excellent job and went from estimate to completion faster than other painters took to respond to my inquiries -- and did a much better job. I look forward to working with Rick in the future!

  • -Bailey U.

    Rick and the Nashville House Painters did an amazing job on our new home. Every single room was done to absolute perfection and the staff was so personable and professional. We would highly recommend NHP to anyone looking for an awesome crew to paint their home!

  • -Charles L.

    Rick and his expert crew just finished painting my house, a ranch style with cedar siding and it looks great. Rick is very professional and a great guy to boot. He was on site both days and was available to answer any question or concern that I had. I will use these folks again.

  • -Ali S.

    Rick and his crew did an excellent job taking care of painting my condo. They took care in handling my possessions. Rick was very helpful in finding the right colors. He is passionate about what he does. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants the job done right

  • -Jody W.

    We hired Rick to paint part of the interior of our house before a sale, and he and his team were fast, efficient, and very, very neat, plus exceptionally friendly and easy to work around! Highly recommended. We got over 10 offers on the house in only 3 days and got more than we asked, and I honestly think our paint job was part of the reason!

  • -Emily K.

    Rick painted the trim, doors, and window sills in my downtown condo when I was getting it ready to sell. He also patched and painted some holes I had made in my closet. Rick was easy to work with, very professional, affordable, and did a fantastic job. I couldn't be more pleased with how great it turned out and what a difference it made in freshening up my space. I would not hesitate to work with Rick again.

  • -Michelle P.

    Rick and his crew did a fantastic job painting our house. We have very tall ceilings and a very high tray ceiling in our entryway. Rick took the time to go over colors with me and make recommendations. He communicates very well. Prices very reasonable for the quality of work. My home looks and feels so much nicer now that the painting has been completed. I highly recommend Rick and his crew for any painting needs you may have!

  • -Amethyst K.

    Great experience. The crew was always on time, polite, and careful in their work. They were very responsive to any suggestions for changes and always worked to make the customer happy. Prices very competitive and the finished product quality excellent!

  • -Will C.

    Rick and his team were amazing, from start to finish. He was available quickly to give a quote on painting our entire rental unit and once we decided to use him as our painter, he was constantly available to answer every question and concern we had about the job. He worked with me on the quote and allowed me to do some things (prepping some areas with tight spackle and pre-sanding, removing switch plates, etc) that I was capable of doing to save us some money and his team some time. He also gave me several insider tips that I can use when prepping and painting our current home in the future. The finished product was spectacular and we have received several compliments on the results. I can't recommend Rick and his team highly enough!

  • -Bailey C.

    The Nashville House Painters were awesome! Rick was very responsive to all my emails and the work was done in just one day. His quote was cheaper than the others in Nashville and the work was perfect. He even waited around for me at the house when they were finished and we walked through each room together. I will definitely be using Nashville House Painters again in the future and highly recommend them to anyone!

  • -Rick S.

    They did a fantastic job. Will use them again in the future!

  • -Jaci W.

    I felt like the crew was friendly and professional, they were even glad to come back out to touch up some areas. I would recommend this group and use them in the future.

  • -Kindle H.

    This is the 2nd time we have hired Nashville House Painters and once again their work was impeccable. They are so courteous and accommodating while inside your home working, and they take great pride in making sure the job is done with excellence. I have also had clients use them and were satisfied with the job that was done as well! Thank you, Nashville House Painters!

  • -Hope L.

    Rick and his crew are both professional and fun to have around! I enjoyed them during the painting process and now I am enjoying my beautiful home.

  • -Dana B.

    My house looks so much cleaner now! They did an excellent job and took great care of my house, even when I was not around.

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