Choosing a colour palette for your home is no easy task. It’s quite a daunting undertaking, but we have put together a few easy tips on how to choose the perfect colour palette for your home.

Don’t choose your wall colours first

As counter-intuitive as this sounds, it’s best to first gather all your other décor pieces, such as rugs and furniture. These are harder to find and are generally more expensive than wall paint. Find the pieces that you love and then build your colour palette around these items. That way, you can find the shades that tie everything together and make your home look finished.

Consider the room you want to be a feature room

For most people, this is the living room. Once you know exactly what you want in this room, you will be able to pick a colour that ties the rest of your home together. Remember that this is the room that visitors are most likely to settle in, so it generally creates their first impressions of your house.

Remember that the lighting in your house will affect the colours

The light in your house will change throughout the day. Choose colours that can withstand this transition, no matter what time of the day or night it is. Any room or corridor’s truest colours are shown in the natural light of the day, so be sure to take this into consideration when choosing your hues.

Sample everything before you paint

All DIY/paint stores will have sample pots of paint for you to purchase. Before you paint your walls, no matter how sure you are of the colour, sample a small section of your wall with the paint sample you’ve bought. This will help you get a clearer idea of whether or not you’re on the right track with your colour choices.

colour palette article image 2Don’t choose a colour just because it’s trendy

Rather choose something classic that you will love for years to come. The tricky thing with trendy colours is that, by this time next year, they will no longer be in fashion. Instead, choose something that you know you will love for a long while after the paint has dried. Shy away from what others are saying, and follow your own instinct – after all, it’s your house, and you have to live in it.

Should you need any advice or assistance with home décor or makeovers, look no further than Sansbury Home Renovations. Their excellent team of experts will help you renovate and maintain your house so that it’s always a warm, welcoming place in which you and your family enjoy spending time.