How to Choose Interior Colour

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

For Best Results:

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

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Brush 5.1 - 6.4 cm (2"-2½")
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Drop Cloths
  • Step 1

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

    TIP: Before selecting a color, ask yourself first what kind of look and feel you'd like your space to have. Color is a major player in creating atmosphere and transforming spaces.

  • Step 2

    Browse through the standard colour chips arranged by colour hue, or take a look at the annual 2024 Colour Trends site to see what colours are hot this season.

    TIP: Warm colours, such as members of the red, orange and yellow families will create spaces that are welcoming, comforting and energizing. Cool colours, from the blue, green and purple families, make spaces that feel open, breezy and relaxing.

  • Step 3

    If you're unsure about colour pairings, browse the BEHR colour cards that feature colour combinations curated by Behr colour experts.

  • Step 4

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

    TIP: Get inspired by browsing through our image galleries. Explore colours with ColourSmart and paint your own room photos with Paint Your Place. Choose the best paint for your project.

  • Step 5

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

    TIP: Observe how the colour changes throughout the day and night. It may be necessary to alter lightness or intensity level of the colour to best fit your space.

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