The shade or paint you choose for your home can significantly impact your happiness and overall enjoyment of your space. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the choices available to you, never fear! As leading professional painters in Perth, we’ve put together 6 tips to help you choose the right paint colours for your home.
1. Find your paint colour inspiration
Take a look at Pinterest, Instagram or various magazines to find out the paint colours that speak to you. Your home should be a reflection of you and your personality, and be the place where you feel most relaxed.
Looking for inspiration will help you discover what makes you excited about painting your home. Perhaps you love light, bright and crisp colours such as Dulux’s Apricot Fizz or Sandy Day. Or, you may prefer darker, calmer colours such as Enterprise.
2. Match your paint to your furniture
If you already have furniture for your spaces, matching your home’s paint colour to your furniture will ensure a cohesive appearance. Start by choosing three colours from an existing object in your home, such as a rug, cushion, or painting.
This will help you once you get to the paint shop, as these three colours will provide you with dozens of shades to choose from. From here, you can narrow down your search and buy sample pots to test the colours in swatches.
3. Choose your paint colour by rooms
Different rooms in your house will likely require different colours or shades. For example, a bathroom will likely require a nice bright white or off-white, which may be too bright for a bedroom.
Working with your rooms and spaces will help you choose the right paint colour for your home by helping you to think practically about what the room is used for. You can implement different shades of the same colour throughout different rooms to create a cohesive look while keeping it practical.
4. Make rooms feel bigger or smaller with whites
White paint comes in a staggering amount of different shades and undertones, and choosing the right shade of white can make a huge difference. Depending on the room you’re painting and the look you’re going for, you may choose white paint with warm or cool undertones or no undertones at all.
Warmer whites are perfect for making a room feel more intimate and cosy, while cool whites open up a space and make it seem larger. Neutral, ‘clean’ whites are perfect for ceilings as they create a neutral space overhead and help enlarge your rooms.
5. Choose paint for your home’s architecture
If your home has interesting or unusual architecture, or there’s just something you want to highlight, paint is the perfect way to do this. Choose shades with a subtle difference from the main colour to draw the eye to the area and create a point of difference.
This is a great way to enhance ceiling roses, cladding, skirting boards or cornices, and many other interesting architectural features.
6. Don’t go overboard with paint colours
An easy mistake to make, but choosing too many different colours can create a jarring look in your home. If you love a colourful home, you can still achieve a beautiful look by choosing different shades of two or three colours and avoiding clashing colours.
Keep bold paint colour choices to smaller areas such as a feature wall, so you still achieve a pop of colour without totally overtaking the room. You may also like to carry a bolder colour across spaces to create flow and connection.
Still need help choosing your paint colours?
At Perth Premier Painting, we boast an incredible team of professional painters, plus we offer a complimentary colour consultation for every project. Receive professional advice from experienced interior decorators on choosing the right paint colours for your home or business painting project. We also exclusively use top-quality Dulux paints and primers to ensure your new look will stand the test of time.
For your Perth painting project quote, please get in touch with our helpful team. Our quotes and free and no-obligation, plus we offer flexible work times to ensure minimal disruption to your home or business day to day.