0864 Lioness

Monochromatic scheme

0864 Lioness

0860 Hawaiian Cream

Complementary scheme

0864 Lioness

0640 Skylla

Analogous scheme

0864 Lioness

0780 Hyper

1032 Boredom Buster

Triadic scheme

0864 Lioness

0681 Cyan Sky

1179 Moonlight Melody

CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLOUR

What makes us feel good in one room and uncomfortable in another? Why do some spaces feel cozy, whereas others feel austere? Choosing the right colour for your walls can be overwhelming. The following advice will help you make the right choice.

Finding inspiration

Inspiration can come from anywhere: a favourite piece of art, an item of jewellery, a rug or a picture. If possible, bring the item with you when shopping for paint. Did you know that retailers can recreate the colour of an object digitally to find the right colour code? Note that these tools are not infallible! Be sure to check your colour before buying it to ensure it’s exactly what you had in mind.

Start small

If you find colour intimidating, start with a small room, such as a bathroom, a hallway, or even just one wall. A smaller project will give you the confidence and satisfaction you need to take on a second bigger project.

ambience

Consider the type of ambience you want to create in the room. Muted and neutral colours create a calming atmosphere, whereas brighter colours make a room more vibrant and exciting.

Lighting

Lighting is a significant factor in your choice of colour. During the day, as the sun moves through your windows, it will change how the colour looks on your walls. Different sources of indoor lighting will also affect a colour’s appearance. As a general rule, natural daylight brings out the true colour best. Don’t hesitate to go out of the store to look at your samples, or even paint a small strip of your potential choices on the wall to see how the movement of the sun affects the tone and warmth of your colours.