One of the biggest decisions when it comes to your home is deciding on what colour to use in each room of the house.
Colour is how you create atmosphere and mood, so it is important that you carefully consider each room of the house and take your time finding a colour that will help you to create the kind of atmosphere that you want in each space.
How can you do this? Keep reading to find out.
Understand The Basics Of Colour Psychology
First, it is a good idea to get to grips with the basics of colour psychology.
Colours can impact emotions and feelings, so you need to keep this in mind when choosing a colour scheme for each room of the house. A few of the basics include:
Blue = different shades of blue can often exude calmness, tranquility, and relaxing vibes.
Yellow = often interpreted as the colour of the sun can portray happiness, light, and sunshine.
Red = while bold in colour, it can often have good and bad connotations. When you think of red; passion, anger, and danger tends to come to mind.
Green = the colour of the trees and grass outside. Green is linked to nature, peacefulness, and generally calming vibes.
White = while many might think it a plain colour, it can portray simplicity, pureness, neutral emotions.
Consider The Function Of Each Space
Once you understand basic colour theory, you can begin to apply it to your decisions in each room.
You need to consider what each space is used for and then find a suitable colour.
If you visit bathroom showrooms, for example, then you will notice that calming colours like blue or green are common or white for a clean and simple look.
It’s also important to remember that the shade of the colour can make a huge difference.
While red might be the colour for danger, depending on the hue’s you pick, it can profess an entirely different feel.
Consider Your Furniture
It is also important to consider the furniture that you already have. You do not want your wall colours to clash with your furniture as this could make it hard to establish an atmosphere and make the room difficult to relax in.
You do not have to match the furniture to the wall colour, but it should be complementary.
The colour of your hardwood floors or carpets should also be taken into consideration before any decorating takes place. Flooring can be expensive to replace, so remember to plan.
Create A Flow
Interior designers will create a “flow” between spaces that can make a home look a lot sleeker.
Using the same wall colour in every room of the house would be boring, but you do want some consistency running through.
Finding ways to implement the same colour in multiple rooms will help to create flow and give your home a professionally-designed look and feel.
As an example, you could find cushions that are the same colour as the paint that you use in the dining room.
Know Your Whites
Would you believe us if we said there are hundreds of different shades of white out there?
It’s true, some people can instantly tell the difference between oatmeal and eggshell while others are none the wiser.
It is hard to go wrong with white as a colour as it is timeless and gives you a foundation allowing you to find other ways to add colour, such as rugs, artwork and furniture.
You should know that there are many different types of white to consider, so you should research your options and find the best shade for each space.
Do They Compliment Each Other?
It may sound like an odd question but there are colour combinations that go hand in hand, while others… not so much! Pick a colour for your walls and then pick soft furnishings in an alternate colour.
That way, you can easily switch up the soft furnishings if you want to change up your space.
Use tools like Pinterest if you’re struggling for colour combinations that work well in the house.
The advice in this post should help you to make smart decisions when it comes to choosing colours for each room of the house.
This can help you to create a stylish, welcoming home and one that is a reflection of your personality.
Purchase testers before committing to the colour and paint small patches to see what actually works and what doesn’t.