5 Tips To Choose The Perfect Colour For Your Home

Choosing a paint colour is possibly the hardest part of designing a house. The colour of the walls in a room sets the tones of the room and what you would like to convey with it. It also defines the function and enhances one’s experience in the room.

Mistakes in picking the wrong colour come with a big price. It is better to do it right the first time.

Here are 5 tips for picking the right colour for your home to make it easier.

1. Match your paint to the furniture

The best way to finalise the colour of your walls is to match it with the furniture. Pick the major shade of the furniture and decor and use a colour that accentuates or blends with the furniture depending on the effect you are trying to achieve.

2. Stick to the neutrals

If you aim to focus on the decor and furniture of your space, use neutral shades like ivory, creme, grey, khaki, charcoal, olive, navy blue, etc. If you want the focus to be on the walls, you can opt for brighter hues.

3. Maintain a colour scheme

Establish a colour scheme you would like to use. It is good to keep an accent wall that acts as a focal point with a vivid hue while the rest of the walls are neutral. This gives a dramatic feel to the room.

Also, it is better to maintain a 3 paint rule by limiting your palette to just three colours and playing around with them. This adds a more finished touch to the room.

4. Vibes and Colours go together

Colours define the vibe and mood of a room. Usually, dining rooms are painted in warm colours as they tend to increase appetite. Bedrooms are painted with cool, natural colours to help relax and calm the nerves. Children's rooms are generally painted purple and working or study rooms are painted yellow as they can stimulate the brain. Orange may or may not be as welcoming as yellow but it can vary with the shade, tint and tone.

5. Colours define a room’s size

Light colours or a crisp white make a room look bigger by giving an illusion that the surfaces are further apart. Whereas, darker colours bring the surfaces closer and give a cosier appearance. Pick a colour based on how small or large you want your rooms to appear.

Finish it in style

The sheen you choose to finish your paint job defines and accentuates your wall features and the colour. Pick the right sheen that suits your style to finish with a marvellous colour on your wall that best reflects your personality and style.