Designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, answers a question from a reader about choosing paint colors and finishes.
Q: What are your best tips and methods for choosing paint colors? How do you decide on a finish? —Susan T.
A: Paint color can be (and quite often is) very tricky. Even those of us that who deal in this world every day need a certain amount of trial and error to get things perfect. Let me talk you through my usual process.