Is it time for your home to get another lick of paint? Some people relish decorating their home, and others can find themselves at a slight loss about which direction to take. As well as the finish of a paint, the colour of your walls can make a massive difference to your room. Many design statements are made solely through the hue of the paint colours that are used! Choosing the right paint colour in your home can be tricky with such an abundance of options but following this guide will help you along your way.

Take your room size into account

When you choose a paint colour, you must consider the size of the room. The wrong colour on your walls can make a room feel claustrophobically small, or large and lifeless. If you have some small rooms, you might want to think about light coloured paints, with different shades of whites, light blues, or neutral paints. A larger room can handle the dark earthy colours like bold navy and forest green.

Use your furniture as inspiration

To ensure your room ties together well, matching your paint colour to your existing items of furniture or decoration will give the impression of a room that has been painted with interior design in mind. Consulting a colour wheel will help you find out which paint colour could complement the rest of your items. Your walls don’t even need to be the same shade as your inspiration, but ensuring that the colours work together in harmony will elevate your room to the next level!

Decide on the ambience of the room

A paint colour has the ability to change the ambience of your room. Whether you’d like it to be moody or serene, your colour palette can be the way to achieve it. Painting walls in lighter or darker shades can provide you with different atmospheres within the room. A dark accent wall can lend itself well to express more personality than four white walls, and light colours can help you achieve that spa-like feeling. Deciding how you want to feel in a room will aid you in your decision!

Take your time

One of the most important things to bear in mind is that you need to take your time. The colour could be on your walls for a long time, so making sure it’s the right one is imperative! Spend time collecting paint samples, testing them in your home and in different lightings, to get a comprehensive idea about what colours will work for you. Experiment with different colour schemes to decide what will boost the design in your home.

Create a cohesive colour scheme

If you are redecorating one room, it could be a good idea to create a cohesive colour scheme with the rest of your home. Incorporating paint shades with the same tones as those in the rest of your home can give visitors the impression that your property is a thought-out, designed space. You don’t need to use the same colour throughout your entire home but pay attention to the undertones and shades and your space will become particularly impressive.

Test the paint colours at home

Test the paint colours you’ve chosen in your home to ensure they are the right ones for your space. Painting the colours onto a piece of poster board and sticking them onto the wall will help you visualise the colour in the space it will be in. It will also give you insight into how the colour looks in different lights – this means natural lighting at varying times of day as well as artificial light. It gives you the opportunity to compare colours with each other in the space.

When you’ve chosen the colours for your living room or your dining room, you’ll need the experts to paint the walls for you. At Pimlico Painters and Decorators, our excellent services will ensure you don’t have to worry about the decorating process, we can handle it all from painting to wallpapering. Call us on 0208 289 6944 or drop us an email at .

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