Paint 2 IMPRESS understands that choosing paint colours for your interior painting project can be an overwhelming task. Ashley and his team of Canberra house painters have extensive experience in guiding colour choices based on both modern trends and the practicalities of the area to be painted.
Paint 2 IMPRESS also has an excellent relationship with a local colour consulting and design expert who can help to simplify the choices involved.
The choice of colour for your interior house painting project is an important one. There is no right or wrong answer when choosing colours, and at the end of the day it’s a personal choice. So don’t stress too much and keep the following tips in mind. Paint 2 IMPRESS will help you work through your options so at the end of your painting project the interior of your house looks great.
Light makes a difference
There are SO many colour sample cards and brochures available at painting shops and the local hardware store. You can easily get overwhelmed as you start questioning what the difference is between what appears to be 50 identical ‘whites’. The important thing to remember is that colours will look different in different lights. Rooms bursting with lots of natural sun light see a single colour look vastly different to how it may look in a room that is darker or subject to artificial light.
Dulux and other leading painting brands make sample paint pots. This means that you can select your top few colours, get a sample pot of your colours, and splash them on the wall in question so you can see what the colour will do in your space.
Neutral colours stand the test of time
Over the years, colour trends will come and go. If you’re looking for a colour scheme that will stand the test of time, and endure the coming and going trends, stick to a neutral palate of whites. Having a neutral base allows you to introduce colour in other ways (soft furnishings such as pillows, rugs, artwork). It’s also much cheaper to buy a new cushion than it is to repaint your home!
Lighter colours make your space feel bigger
As a general rule of thumb, the smaller the space, the lighter the walls should be if you’re looking to make the space feel bigger. Dark walls in small spaces will have the effect of making the room feel even more compact.
So when it comes to dark colours, use them sparingly to make an impact and to offer contrast in your spaces.