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5 Tips for choosing the right colours for your home

16 October 2020

With so many colours to choose from, it can be difficult to decide on a colour with which to paint your home and the process can feel a little daunting.

At Contrast Painting, we’re your full-service Perth Painting Company, here to help you choose the right colours for your home.

Choosing the right colours for your home doesn’t have to be difficult. Read on for 5 colour choosing tips from your expert Perth painters.

1.    Begin at the bottom

When choosing the right paint colour(s) for your home, it’s a great idea to begin at the bottom. And by the bottom we mean the floor.

Why? Your floor will influence your colour choices. So, make sure your colour of choice will work well with your floor colour and texture, and if you haven’t chosen your flooring for a new home yet, we recommend doing this first.

2.    Consider who the space is for

You may love the colour pink and want to paint your walls this colour, but if you’re painting your rental property or a home that may soon be going on the market, it’s probably not a wise colour to choose.

Whilst you may love the thought of basking in a pink space, potential tenants or buyers may not.

3.    Think about the mood you want to create

Colour creates mood, so it’s important to think about the mood you want to create for each room, before choosing your colours.

For example, for your home office, you’ll likely want to choose a bright colour that inspires you and makes you feel happy. For your bedroom, you’ll likely want to choose a pastel colour that helps you feel calm, relaxed and ready for sleep.

Look out for our upcoming blog on colours and how they affect your mood.

4.    Think about how light can impact colours

Did you know that paint can look very different in different lights? Whether it’s natural or artificial light streaming into a room, the colour you painted your walls with, can start to look quite different.

This is a common missed step, and why it’s a great idea to paint your samples on and take photos at different times during the day, and a night time with the lights on – just to make sure it’s still the right colour choice for you.

5.    Get clear on what you want the colour to do

Granted, you want the colour to look nice, but colours can elevate your space in different ways and even play tricks on the eyes, so it’s important to get clear on what you want your colour do for your space.

·         Want your space to look larger? Consider using light colours such as white and pale blue, to make the room seem bigger.

·         Want your large space to feel cosy? Consider using dark colours, such as deep browns, oranges and reds - even just on one feature wall.

Choosing the right paint colour for your Perth home can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be.

At Contrast Painting, we’re Perth painting experts and are here to help you with colour advice, painting and more.

Contact Contrast Painting today to experience the joy and beauty of a house well-painted, and in the right colour for you.


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