Attempting to select the paint colours for your home can be quite the task for any homeowner. This could be because there are so many colours to choose from that you may experience some ‘Choice Overload’. You need to keep a lot of things in mind while deciding the colour for your interior/exterior, such as making your favourite colours match with your store-bought furniture.
These small details add to the complication of selecting the perfect colour.
Making your home look the way you want can be exciting – and daunting! So, to make this process easier, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you choose the perfect colours for your interior.
Look for Inspiration
Whether it may be online or in a magazine, look for inspiration on colour schemes which may be suitable for your home. This can allow you to get more ideas on what you would want for your own home.
Online platforms such as Pinterest and magazines have a wide range of colour options and designs ranging from monochrome to pastels to neutrals etc. – which can inspire your own colour schemes. Get creative!
Get A Colour Chart
Before choosing to paint you should obtain a colour chart and small tins of sample colours before committing. This is a basic rule that should never be ignored. Ensure to sample paint colours before purchasing.This can prevent you from choosing a colour that you may regret after committing to gallons of paint and hours (or days) to your painting.
Know How You Want Your Space to Feel
Choosing a colour for your home is important as certain colours can bring about different emotions or feelings. In a room like your bedroom you may want to have a calm relaxing feeling, so you may want to consider a neutral or cool colour.
However, if you want your home to have a bright and happy feeling in rooms like your living room or dining room you may want to consider a warmer or brighter colour like yellow or orange.
Look at Your Furniture
Before choosing a colour, ensure to consider the colour of your furniture. This can avoid clashes in colours which can throw off your room’s aesthetics. Bear in mind that the colours you choose will stay with you for years to come.
Use What You Love
This one probably goes without saying, but personalizing your home and making it comfortable for you is even more important than keeping up with the latest trends. After all, you’re the one spending your life in it!
To make choosing colours easier, consider the rule of three:
When choosing colours for a specific room, limit your colours in any room to just three colours and decorate your home using similar tones. This makes the space look professionally put together and catches people’s attention.