August 13

How To Choose The Best Colour To Paint Your Home

Often when redecorating, the hardest part of the process is deciding what colour to paint your home. There are so many possibilities, yet we find it difficult to narrow it down and select a colour that will match the style and design of the house. If you need help choosing a new colour for your walls, follow the advice below from our Mornington Peninsula House Painters to discover which colours will work best for you.

Firstly, take inspiration from other people’s walls. Inspiration can be found online, in magazines and catalogues, and on TV. Collecting a number of images can start to give you a stronger idea of what you want your walls to look like. Order some colour swatch books or cards from your local hardware store to get a feel for which colours will best suit your home. Create a physical colour board which you can compile your ideas into and get a feel for the colours. Use inspiring photos, swatches and photos of your furniture to see if the colours suit your style. If you’re looking for inspiration from a professional painter, you can book one of our friendly team members to arrange an online consultation to help you choose the perfect colour scheme.

Next, ensure that the colour of the paint will match your furnishings and floor covings. You don’t want to paint your walls a dark colour and find it doesn’t complement your furniture. At the same time, you wouldn’t want to paint the walls an extremely light colour as it could wash out the room and make your furniture look too bold. You could choose to paint a feature wall a different colour in order to make a key piece of furniture stand out. Each room could also be painted accordingly. Try to paint your living area in a similar colour to the hallways and landings to give the sense that the colours are coordinated. The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms can be painted in different colours, but try to paint in colours that are similar shades to the rest of the house to achieve a cohesive feeling. Matching paint colours to suit your flooring and any associated cabinetry, such as kitchen or bathroom tiles and cupboards is really important. If you have warmer toning on any of these then cooler brighter whites will not match. Try to keep the toning consistent throughout.

Think about the mood and feel that you are trying to create in each particular room. If you want the lounge room to feel warm and cosy, use warmer whites and creams. If you want a sleek minimalistic look, you may want a simple cool white colour scheme. If you are trying to evoke a beachy feel, you can use light blues, whites and yellows.

Take your future plans into consideration. It perhaps wouldn’t be wise to paint the walls in bright, exotic colours if you plan to sell the house in the near future. Instead, opt for more neutral colour schemes which are likely to help the house sell faster. If you are planning on staying in your home for the foreseeable future, you have the freedom to paint any colour you like. If you end up unhappy with your choice, the walls can always be repainted a different colour.

If you’re still unsure of what colour to paint your home, our expert team at SG Coatings are happy to help you decide on a colour scheme that will fit in perfectly with the décor and furniture. Our residential painting service is based on years of experience and we provide the best quality paints to ensure that your walls will look amazing for years to come. At SG Coatings, we are well known for providing solutions that can transform any wall. If you would like to book a free design consultation and/or free painting quote to discuss residential painting in Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Bayside Melbourne or the surrounding suburbs, please contact us here.


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