The colour of a home can make it feel welcoming or alien, cosy or spacious, elegant or playful. As Perth painters will tell you, it’s very easy to change the entire feel of a home by just changing its colours. These include the colours on the walls, the colours of light fixtures and the colours in artwork and furniture. In general, most people like to create a colour scheme in their home which consists of a few complementary colours. If you’d rather not create one colour scheme for the entire home, you can also go with a different colour scheme for each room. Here are a few ideas:
Neutrals with Splashes of Colour.
You can use neutrals to advantage in your colour scheme. Neutrals include common colours like ivory, cream and grey. Most people tend to paint their walls in neutral colours and introduce a splash of colour through their furniture or upholstery. You can also introduce light fixtures in a bright colour like red or paint one wall red for effect. The bright colour you introduce doesn’t necessarily have to be a warm one but can also be cool, like cobalt blue.
Neutrals in Different Shades.
It’s not necessary to paint all your walls in the same neutral colour. Instead, you can introduce some variety by using different shades of the same colour. For example, if you’re using cream as your main backdrop, you can use beige, which is a darker shade of cream, on one wall. If your walls or ceilings contain recesses separated by cornices, you can paint these recesses a darker shade as well. You probably don’t want to experiment with more than two shades of the same colour or your home might end up looking too busy.
Pastels and Darker Colours.
Pastels are always a great choice for your walls. They can really help to project a certain mood. Light blue and light green are generally very relaxing. Lilac can create a mystical atmosphere. A light yellow can be bright and cheery. It’s always fun to combine pastels with darker colours from the same family. For example, you can paint three walls of a room light blue and one dark blue. You can also use a contrasting colour in your colour scheme. For example, you can paint three walls light yellow and one blue to create a bright, cheery atmosphere.