How do you feel about your home interior? Does the colour scheme work for you? The fact is, choosing the right colours for each room in your house is vital. Colours can have a huge impact on how you feel. The right colour can even make your room or home feel warmer and cooler, as well as make it feel more intimate and cozy too.
In addition, lighter colour including whites can expand spaces, whilst the right hues of green and blue may feel relaxing and soothing.
Due to this, the wrong colours will certainly work against you. Read on for tips on how to choose the perfect colours for your home.
1. Consult professionals who do this every day
The fact is, while DIY is usually possible for most aspects of home interior makeovers, some aspects may in fact be better to delegate to professionals. The colour choices you go for will influence everything, from your paint to your ornaments, carpets and furniture. You want to make sure you get it right. Professionals will be able to guide your choices to make sure you are choosing the right colours for you at every step.
2. Look closely at floor plans
When designing a new home in particular, it is important to look at floor plans. This is because when you are determining your colours, you will want to make note of adjoining rooms and which area is visible from a particular place. In general, this will help you achieve a sense of flow in the colours throughout your house.
3. Central room tone
Every home has a central room or space. This may be the entranceway corridor or the living room where guests sit. It is usually the largest room. The tone you set for this room will, in fact, set the tone for the rest of the home. If you go for the bold and bright or elegant and soft, this room should be the room from which the colours of the rest of the house flows.
4. Check the lighting and landscaping
Before choosing the colours of your home you should look at the number of windows and lighting in the room. Which direction they face will affect the light at different times of the day. In addition, the landscaping outside will also affect how the colours in the room are perceived.
5. Test the colours
Don’t be afraid to test the colours at different times of the day. If you are going to paint the walls according to your colour choices then they will stay for a long time and you want to ensure that it works for you at every time of the day.
Choosing the right colour scheme for your home can have a huge impact on many aspects. It can affect how your home feels and how it makes you feel too. It is the defining factor between having a home with a bold character, or one that is more soft and elegant. If you’re unsure of where to start, then professional home designers are a great place to start. They will be able to advise you at every step of the way to make sure you make choices that are going to help you achieve the home feel for you.
At Alexander Pollock, we offer a bespoke interior design service. We are a Melbourne-based full-service design practise offering all aspects of interior design, interior decoration and project management. Get in touch with us today and see how we can help you.