Choosing colors for the faux finish on your walls can be one of the most difficult decisions to make when embarking on a faux painting project. What colors should I use???? Nine times out of ten, the clients I have faux painted for in the last ten years left that answer up to me.

A great place to start in choosing colors is to match any colors that appear in the existing decor of the room, whether those colors are found in the tile, curtains, bedspreads or even bathroom accessories. Using at least two colors is preferable. For instance, in one bathroom I faux painted, the tile, tub and toilet were all different colors. By incorporating the 3 colors on the wall, it brought unity and sense to the existing features.

Another suggestion is to go with a contrasting color. This works great, especially when you have solid color fixtures or furniture. In other words, if you have a solid brown sofa with solid brown curtains, you don't want to faux paint a brown color on the wall. Rather, you should choose a contrasting green or golden color. Don't be afraid of adding dramatic colors to your walls. Besides, it's just paint and you can always paint over.