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How To Choose The Perfect Colour For Your Home

Choosing the right colour scheme when decorating your home


One of the most difficult decisions every homeowner is faced with when redecorating, is choosing the correct colour. Below we will list some helpful tricks and tips, which will hopefully save you some time and money when choosing your perfect colour.

Do you want to make the room feel larger?
If you have a smaller room sometimes the best option is to use lighter colours to make the room feel larger than it really is, a good tip is to paint the ceiling, walls and woodwork all in the same colour, this will create a feeling of space in the room.


We used white matt paint on the ceiling and walls and white satin finish on the woodwork to create a sense of space in this office.

 How to make a large room feel cosy
Decorating a large room can be a challenge as you will want to try and avoid making the room appear open and cold. By paying attention to the phycological effects of certain paint colours, you can turn a large room into a cosy inviting place. One of the simplest ways to make your room feel cosy is to paint the walls a dark colour, as the walls will absorb the light, drawing your attention away from the largeness of the room. Another option is to paint one wall dark and the rest a lighter colour or you could even split the colours up on a corner like we did in this image below. 


We used ‘Hague Blue’ on the staircase walls and ‘White Tie’ on the landing walls to create a stunning contrast.


Change the perception of a room using advancing and receding colours
A receding colour will give the perception that a wall is further away from you than it really is, whereas an advancing colour will do the opposite and make the wall appear closer to you. This is well worth considering if you are painting a narrow area such as a landing as you may want the width of the area to appear wider than it really is, on the other hand you be painting a feature wall and want that wall to appear closer to you. As a general guide the lighter the colour the more receding it will look and the darker the colour the more advancing it will look. 


We used an advancing colour on this feature wall to make it appear closer than it really is.We hope this article has helped you in deciding which colour may work best for your home, if you would like any further advice then please don’t hesitate to send us an email.

We hope this article has helped you in deciding which colour may work best for your home, if you would like any further advice then please don’t hesitate to send us an email.