April 29, 2015

Choosing paint colours for your home interior can be a tricky task! There are so many choices it can be difficult to know where to start and no one wants to hate the final colours they have picked. So it’s important to get it right the first time.

Colourword Geelong can offer you a few tips that will help you through the process though.

First of all, take your time! It might seem like a silly thing to say, but it is really important not to rush the decision when it comes to picking paint colours. Wait until you’ve got a clear idea of the overall scheme of your interior. Are you buying new furniture, rugs or carpeting? These are much more permanent and expensive items, whereas paint is a relatively versatile and inexpensive element when it comes to interior decor. There is no point in picking a lovely shade of blue if you then go and purchase a green sofa for the living room.

If you are not sure where to begin with colour, pick a small room, an accent wall or a hallway. That way you will be able to see if you are happy living with the colour, but it is still easy to change it if you decide it’s not to your liking.

Take note of the lighting in each room as this has a huge impact on the “look” of a colour. For example, daylight will show the truest colour. Artificial lighting such as fluorescent lights tends to bring out the blue tones in a colour and incandescent lighting will bring out a warmer tone.

Remember to consider the home as a whole. Consider the transition from one room to another. For example, a house will not “flow” if you walk from a bright orange room directly into a bright fuchsia room. You don’t have to use the same colour throughout, instead choose complementary colour schemes or change the intensity of the colour from one room to another.

For paint colors Lara home-owners will love, come in and see our  professional and experienced team at Colourworld Geelong. We can help you define and decide your colour choices together we’ll have your home paint colours working beautifully.