There’s no easier way to breathe new life into your personal space than with a fresh coat of your favourite wall paint. Choosing the right, fashionable colour for your house can be tricky business. Although white, grey, light blue and pink seem to be the universal themes, the use of vibrant colours has become increasingly popular these days. Those walls that have always been white are now probably dyed in creative shades conveying personality & happiness.
Be it leisure, comfort, or togetherness, living rooms have a huge impact on the overall mood of your home. Therefore, the paint colour scheme of your living room contributes greatly to the first impression of your entire home.
Time to freshen up your living room? Check out these helpful tips in choosing the most inspiring paint colour ideas for a quick and easy interior revamp:
1) Explore the Latest Colour Trends
Look beyond the basics. Choose a colour that evokes your comfort, creativity and personality. Discover mossy and sage greens, hues of blue-green and energetic reds. Look into a tranquil palette of warm whites, browns and tans, or rustic tones.
Vibrant colours are the latest trend. A sunny yellow will instantly bring positivity and happiness to the entire room. If you’re more of a subtle person, pastel hues like baby blues or gentle oranges will brighten up your space without being too much.
Let your heart take you exploring across boundless colour options.
2) Don’t Start with the Paint Colour
Before choosing the paint colour, first select your décor, fabrics, furniture, electronics, and major accents. The paint colour comes after as the element that ties everything together. Once all the other elements of your living area are in place, your paint colour decision will become much easier.
To choose out of endless paint options is a headache, but once the other aspects of the room are decided, your choices gradually narrow down to only a few colours that complement everything.
3) Choose Color Scheme from Surrounding Patterns
A colour scheme consists of colours that work well together. If you’ve got a living room with patterned upholstery, large pieces of artwork, decors, or a colourful rug, then try to pluck the colours you like from those patterns. The colours you pick do not necessarily need to come from the same colour family. The right contrasting colours can also be used to create something visually appealing and spectacular.
4) Test the Paint Color
It’s quite difficult to determine how a particular colour will look on your walls. So before getting started, buy a small amount of sample paint and try it on. Allow the paint to dry, and observe the colour both day and night. If you’re hesitant to sample directly on your wall, test it out on some plaster and observe it under different lighting throughout the day. You can also hold the plasterboard beside your furniture and decor to see how well they work together.
5) Pick the Right Sheen
Put in the simplest terms, sheen is how shiny the paint is. Types of sheens include matte, flat, eggshell enamel, satin, semi-gloss, hi-gloss, etc. Choose the paint sheen based on the area you are painting. Paints with higher sheen levels will reflect light more and therefore the paint colour will appear darker.
Paints with lower sheen look great and are suitable for living spaces. Flat, matte and eggshell sheens are all good choices to consider for the living room.
6) Know the Undertones
Blending more than one colour can create a new colour presence that could make or break a room. So figure out the undertone by comparing your paint to true primary colours like red, yellow, and blue. Warm colours tend to have red and yellow undertones, whereas cool colours generally have blue undertones. Keep your undertones similar or the same, as using different undertones can stand out too much in certain environments. Recognizing undertones will guide you to the perfect colour combination for your home, every time.
7) Try the Rule of 60-30-10
When decorating a living room, divide the colours into components such that 60% is a dominant colour (walls), 30% is a secondary colour (upholstery), and 10% of an accent colour (accessories).
The walls of your living room should be painted in the dominant colour. This is also the colour of significant accent pieces, large area rugs, and the sofa.
It is good to experiment with different colours but remember that every space of your home must be cohesive to one another. So, maintain consistency in the colour theme and choose the wall paint that complements each aspect of your space.
If you’re seeking interior paint and design assistance in Melbourne, Hyatt Construction Group has the best-dedicated professionals. Experts will work closely with you to explore and transform your ideas into reality that reflect personality and lifestyle.