Updated: Mar 16
Congratulations on deciding to paint your home!!! Now the next task comes to choosing the colours to paint the interiors and exteriors of your home. The colours you choose reflect your inner-self and brings out your own vibe. There are countless ways to accomplish this by using different colour combinations and approaches. Here let's talk about a few pointers to consider to make this task a breeze.
Colours that brighten up space
Some rooms in the home, like the kitchen, need colours that brighten up space and make it feel bigger than its actual size. Cooler colours should be your pick in such scenarios. They help in making the room feel more spacious and light. Do not be afraid to go full white if brightness is your main concern. But if white is off your plate, pale colours like soft grey, off-white, powder blue, beige can be considered.
Even though the kitchen is small, the colours used in this room, creamy white and taupe, make the room feel more spacious.
Colours that calm down your senses
Mind and body can get pretty stressful by the end of a workday. Calm your senses by choosing lighter colours, minimalising the number of different colours used and complicated colour patterns. Soothing tones and neutral colours invite harmony and encourage a powerful sense of calm.
Colours that bring out your fun side
To add a sense of fun and liveliness to the surroundings, you can choose bold and warmer shades. Consider painting kids playroom with bright colours like violet, yellow, orange, indigo, green or a combination with distinct patterns. Make sure you do not use too many colours otherwise it may make the space congested.
Colours that accentuate your decor and furniture
Choosing colours that accentuate your home decor and furniture is equally important as choosing colours based on your interests. Colours and decor go hand-in-hand when it comes to painting interiors. Wall colours should be such that the decor and the colour of your furniture should complement each other rather than creating a sense of disorientation. Be it wallpaper or feature wall, the view should be pleasing. Try not to use too many colour combinations.
Pastels are becoming a popular addition to the contemporary style of neutral colours. Warm earthy tones create a calming and relaxing sensation to the living space.
For sea and ocean lovers, charcoal and teal colours bring beach drama to your home.
You can never go wrong with dark grey and white colours for your living room. It is a perfect example of classic colour combinations.
To incorporate your outdoor in the indoors, green is the go-to. Emerald green or forest green brings nature to your home.
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Colours for Improving Curb Appeal
House exteriors can be painted with a single colour or mix of elegant and standout colours. Whatever you choose, follow a theme to make the whole paint look cohesive. You can stand out from the rest of the homes by choosing contrasting colours or painting the front door with a bold and bright colour that feels welcoming.
Choosing a single colour sometimes might feel outdated or boring. In such cases, you have to be careful in picking the palette. Different sections of exteriors can be painted with different hues of the same colour so as to not look monochromatic. Primary colours can be used to give the home a distinct exterior look. Curb appeal matters the most when you are trying to sell the property.
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In the end, it's your home! Feel free to experiment with colours. Show your vibe!
At Tidy Painting, we have a team of professional painters who can guide you through the latest themes trending and help you choose the best colour palettes for your home. Contact Us today to find out how we can be of service to you.