Stuck between blue and green? Red and yellow? Or are you just hoping to create a calm and cool environment? Choosing a paint colour can be really tricky as you don’t really know what it’ll look like until it goes on the wall (or on the piece of furniture that you’re painting), so it’s important to have a really good think about what you do and don’t like. Follow these tips to find out how and have a look at these painting and wall covering supplies to help you get the job done.
- Figure out what your favourite colour is. If you don’t already know, open up a box of pencils or crayons and see which one tickles your fancy. If you love it, you can just take it to the paint shop and get them to mix it up for you.
- Which colours really speak to you? Do you love the red of a sunset or the gorgeous blue hue of the sea? Knowing whether you love cool, clean colours or warm, earthy hues is really important.
- Still not sure? Take a look in your wardrobe. Which colours do you wear all the time? Which do you constantly pass over? Which colours do you always ignore? If you don’t like mustard yellow sweaters you’re not going to like mustard yellow walls.
- Take into account the size of the space. If it’s a really small room, you’re not going to want to make it look even smaller. If it’s a large room, you might want to make it feel smaller, or use cooler colours to emphasise the feeling of space.
- Generally, designers advise that you don’t use the same colour scheme throughout the house – instead, that you unify the colours throughout the house. Tone colours together and use complementary patterns – but don’t feel like you have to match everything together.
- What is the overall feel that you’re trying to create? For example, do you want a relaxing, restful environment? Or a room that makes you feel creative and energised? Spend a little bit of time researching different colours and their effect on mood before you start slapping paint on the walls.
- Another thing to think about is the view of the room – what you’ll be looking out onto. If you have views of wide open fields, for example, perhaps you want to bring the outside in. Or, if you’re stuck without any views, perhaps you want to create them by using seaside hues or deep forest greens.
Source: The Nest