Looking to give your interiors a makeover, but struggling to decide on the best shade for your space? Don’t worry – we’ve all been there, staring at the colour wall in your local Bunnings or Mitre 10, going back and forth between 3 different shades of beige. We’re here to give you our top tips on how to efficiently decide on a colour for your interior that you won’t regret.
First stop, get inspired.
Visualising a finished product can be difficult when you’re starting with a blank canvas. It’s hard to imagine the transformation of a space when you’re standing in the middle of 4 white walls! It’s important to find consistent inspiration to match the theme and vibe you’re going for. Look through home design magazines, interior design catalogues, or even jump onto Pinterest and get saving. Social media is flooded with inspirational interiors these days, start saving posts that match your future goals. This will create a completed picture in your mind and help you to see what colours will complement not only the space, but also your décor.
Next up, the colour wheel.
Something that has stood the test of time! The colour wheel. It’s important to consider the rules of the colour wheel when choosing a variety of paint colours for your interiors. Colours next to each other on the colour wheel are designed to make each stand out more, while colours opposite are complementary to each other.
When choosing colours from a colour wheel, it’s important to also factor in the feeling you want the space to evoke. Consider painting the social rooms in your home warm, inviting colours, while alternatively painting the rooms with less traffic in cooler tones to help you wind down and relax after a long day.
Creating space is next on the list.
Did you know you could create space depending on the colours you choose to paint a space? We know, revolutionary! Cool colours, such as blues, greens, and purples, can help to open up a space making it appear bigger than it actually is. An additional bonus in using cool tones is the aura of grandeur they bring – think Zen, calm, and cool.
Choosing the correct ceiling colour can also deeply impact a space. Painting it a darker colour will create an illusion of the ceiling being lower, while sticking with a white or beige will emphasise the illusion of expansion. Think of the feel for your space on this one, are you going for light and airy? Or romantic and moody? It’s all about the vibe.
Time to take action.
You’ve found your inspiration, clocked the colour wheel, and thought about the vibe you want for your interior space. You’re ready to take action! Jump down to your local hardware store and start looking at samples and swatches that align with the mood board you have created. As we always say, don’t be afraid to take risks in your interior styling, this goes for your painting too! Oh, and send us a photo when you’re done, we love to see it.
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