15 Tips For Picking The Perfect Paint Color If you’ve got patterned upholstery, a colorful rug or large piece of artwork, pluck colors you like from the pattern. For a neutral wall paint color, look to the pattern’s whites and beiges.If only choosing a color palette for your interiors was that easy. Well …. actually, it is! Our palette-perfecting tips explain the color rules that designers follow and make it a snap to put them to work in your home.