You may have decided what type of carpet and flooring you want in your new home but colour choice is equally as important. Colour choice can affect your mood and the overall decor scheme of a room. Colour can transform a dull and drab room into an inviting and alluring space.
As a rule of thumb use your cabinets as a guide for colour as they are typically the most expensive feature in your room. Typical colours used in the kitchen vary from earthy tones to yellows. These colours evoke a fresh and energetic vibe for the kitchen, perfect for early mornings to wake you up.
Bolder tones such as red and orange are recommended for dining rooms because they act as a stimulant and increase appetite. That being said, if you are afraid of using so much colour, opt for lighter hues on the colour wheel.
The best approach for the bedroom is to pick colours that create feelings of relaxation such as blue, green and light hued colours. However be careful with your use of blue tones, as they can give a cooler feel. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same peaceful quality to bedrooms as blue does, but without the risk of feeling chilly.
If your hallway has lots of natural light, you can afford to go bolder or darker with colour schemes. However, if you have quite a dark hallway, we would recommend opting for lighter tones to make the space appear larger.
Things to consider
- If you already have statement pieces of furniture, complement these pieces with neutrals or colours on the opposite side of the colour wheel in subtle hues.
- Always get sample paint pots and carpet samples to compare.
- If you prefer neutral colour pallets, add splashes of colour to create accent features.
- Lighter colours will make rooms appear bigger, whereas dark colours can make rooms feel more intimate.