Choosing the right colour for your walls
Painting the walls in new colours can give your home a whole new look and feel, but it’s important to choose colours that fit with your home’s style and décor. Here are some tips to help you achieve great results!
Before choosing your colours, it’s important to consider a few details. The overall result must be a good fit aesthetically with all the spaces you want to paint. Also, don’t forget that your walls are not the main attraction of the room, rather it is the furniture that takes centre stage. The colours of your walls should therefore highlight your furniture. In fact, it is often recommended that if your renovations include the purchase of new furniture, you should always buy your furniture before your paint.
The psychology of colours can also help determine which ones would be the most appropriate, depending on the function of the room. Here are some examples:
- For the master bedroom: colours that are derived from orange create a feeling of joy and unity, while those derived from pink have a relaxing effect. Often associated with romance, love and affection, pink is always an excellent choice.
- For a child’s bedroom: colours derived from blue and green are a good option. As a relaxing colour, blue will calm children, while green is associated with growth and nature, thereby fostering the child’s creativity.
- For the living room: warm colours will help make your guests feel at home. They also help add brightness to a room.
- For the bathroom: the best options remain white and blue. Both these options create a feeling of purity and cleanliness.
The size of your room should also be taken into account. A small room should not be painted in colours that are too dark, otherwise the room will seem even smaller. However, dark colours can always be used in large rooms!
Light also affects our perception of colour; to be sure of your choice, stick colour samples to your walls and look at them at various times of day, when the sun hits the walls at different angles. A colour that is used in a room that has no windows and relies only on artificial light looks different if it’s used in a room that has natural lighting.
With these tips, you should be able to make an informed choice.