Choosing paint colour is not as easy as it sounds.
Have you found that your eyes have wandered around your home recently, wondering what a fresh coat of paint could do to your walls as well as the vibe and aesthetic of your home. This is fantastic opportunity to rejuvenate your interiors.
Choosing paint colour scheme
But what often troubles us all is the how. How do you select paint colours, what vibe am I trying to create or change? The answer is to find and then determine a new colour scheme.
Many of us are ready for the change but are just stuck at where to start when choosing paint colour.
This short video below is a great start for you to put you on the right path a determining a new colour scheme for your home.
Key Points from the Video
1. Ceiling height important for choosing paint colour
The first step towards choosing paint colour is to measure the height of your homes ceiling. If your ceiling measures less than 2.7 metres it’s best to choose a lighter colour. This is to create the illusion of a larger space avoiding cramped and squished.
2.4 metres is the standard ceiling height but you are not limited only to white, you have the opportunity to add pastel hues which can create a truly stunning and really quite unique space.
With a ceiling height of 2.7 metres or more, you can play with colour on your ceiling. A warm, dark hue gives your living area this snug atmosphere you always desired.
2. Size of the room critical for choosing paint colours
When choosing your paint colour it’s especially important to consider the size of the space. Different colours create different effects depending on the square footage of the room. If your space only measures a few square metres, be aware if choosing a dark colour of the effects they can portray. A darker wall colour can often make a space feel smaller, tighter and more enclosed than it actually is.
The smaller a room, the lighter the colour you should choose as it is making the most of the space, but if you do have a large room it’s a fantastic opportunity to use darker colours with added moody tones and drama to your space.
3. Natural Light critical for choice of colours
Lighting is incredibly important when selecting your hues. Colours are very perceptive to light and can look completely different at certain times of day depending how light is affected in the space. It’s a good start to determine how much natural light your space receives as well as determining whether your space is warm or cool in tone.
If your room is flooded with natural light, you are spoiled for choice when choosing paint colour. You can choose paint colours from the cooler spectrum of the colour wheel such as blues, greens or turquoise. These colours may otherwise may make a room seem smaller if your space does not have as much natural light.
This cooler hue on your walls may just take the edge off on a hot summer day in Sydney. It is a fabulous solution for Northern facing bedrooms. It goes without saying that the wall colour can’t change the temperature in reality, but your perception may be changed.
If you’re after a stunning space, but don’t want to bother about all this colour gibberish, have a look at my colour consult service.
Feature walls add interest
If you’re finding that the space you want to update lacks any particular interest, a feature wall could be the way for you to go. The idea is that of a wall, ideally located opposite the entry door and has no window or large cabinetry whose design differs from those of the other walls in the space. They are intended to break up the room and add interest and definition to the space.
Choosing the paint colour then for a feature wall should be something that inspires you or that brings out others colours in the space such as the hues of rugs and cushions.
Wallpaper can transform your space
Don’t limit yourself to a solid colour for your feature wall. There are so many beautiful and inspiring wallpapers to choose. Subtle fabric wallpapers add extra texture to your space for comfy hygge atmosphere. If your daring and really in need of change a bold pattern will transform your room from boring to absolutely stunning.
One supplier we often use is Eurowalls with a showroom in Sydney’s suburb Alexandria. But there are many other wallpaper shops to choose from.
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