Choosing a colour palette can be daunting. It is incredibly personal and one of the most important parts of decorating your home. Knowing which colours you want is easy at first until you are faced with a whole spectrum of choices.

At Stuart Wylie Decorators in Essex, this month’s blog offers tips to help you choose the right interior paint palette for your home.

Buy Paint Testers

It is important you sample colours before you commit. Buy several paint testers in different colours or shades so you can see how the light hits them at different times of the day. Additionally, when painting your sample areas, look at your other rooms and how the colours connect. This creates a flow and enables you to determine whether the colours complement each other.

Paint testers are an affordable and handy tool. It is well worth the money to buy a few before you buy your chosen colour.

Test Colours against Fabrics & Furniture

The walls aren’t the only things to consider when choosing the perfect colours. Your furniture is also important. Ideally, you want colours that will compliment its surroundings.

Consider which undertones will go nicely with your furniture and fabrics, and you will find the right palette for your room.

Understanding Undertones

Undertones are important when choosing interior paint colours. They are the colours underneath your chosen colour. The only way to see those undertones is by testing the colour on your wall.

A colour has either cool or warm undertones. Recognising them will create the perfect combination of colours in your home.

In addition to this, surfaces in the room also have undertones which can change the way your paint appears. Therefore, sampling is essential.

Use Paint Colour Apps

Choosing colours can be made easier with your phone or tablet. Paint colour apps are a great help when you are looking to match a specific colour. These apps can also provide palettes surrounding your desired colour.

The Dulux Visualizer app lets you pick colours from anywhere and allows you to view it in your living space.

Make Sure You’re Committed

If you aren’t quite ready to add colour to your walls, you can always accessorize with it instead. Keeping your walls neutral and adding a splash of colour through furniture, rugs, cushions etc are a very popular trend.

Contact Stuart Wylie Decorators

For advice on choosing the right colour palette for your home, contact Stuart Wylie Decorators in Essex. We are Dulux Select Decorators and are more than happy to discuss your ideas. Call us today on 01702 447 401 or 07850 684 873. You can also fill out our contact form.

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