Shaila Gottlieb talks about choosing Colors for your home Home

Choose the Right Colours For Your Home

In this segment, Shaila Gottlieb of discusses how to choose the right colours for your home.  Use small samples of paint which can be found at most paint stores, use a colour wheel or wand when deciding on potential paint colours for your home.  You can also paint a sample on bristol board before committing to painting the whole room. Use masking or painters tape instead of scotch tape when taping painting samples on your wall as they won’t chip your paint!

The most common mistake is holding the colour chip down instead of up against the wall, the lighting is different and will not be true representation of the actual colour.  Colour blocking, which is a popular and stylish choice, is when you paint one wall an accent colour.

Latex paint which is water based and Oil based are the two most common type of paint.  Latex is generally better for walls and Oil-based work better for doors and trim.  Beautiful home decor is all about balance, harmony and scale!

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About Shaila Gottlieb:

Shaila Gottlieb, owner of, is a highly respected Interior Designer with over 38 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied, repeat clients. She is an award winning designer, a member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). She has lectured, presented design seminars to both professionals and lay people, and written a monthly column in JTO magazine. She can be heard weekly on the Zelda show on CHIN radio 100.7FM. Shaila’s one of a kind built-ins, vanities and cabinets grace many homes and offices. She has developed a reputation for creating unique roomscapes that have a timeless quality, and are based on sound design principles rather than on trends.

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