► Look at the exposure , if it has lots of sun (north) it would be a good area for cooler colours and tones (a colour with added grey) while a shaded and/or southerly facing room be a good place for warmer colours.
► Consider your décor of your space, traditional, contemporary, modern, or eclectic?
► What is this room used for and choose an appropriate colour.
► What is the mood you want to create for those that enter…
► Who spends the most time in the room. It would be a good idea to work with them on what they would like to live with…
► Look at flow on room colours. Included the relationship between your new colour and existing colours for continuity and flow.
► If you want to change the feel of the room with colour, choose an suitable scheme, tints in monochromatic (a single base hue extended in various degrees with whites ) and white ceilings to increase size, dark bold tones with a darker ceiling colour to reduce.
► If you have already chosen the furnishings for the room, have the samples available when choosing the paint colour. Our staff have thousands of colour swatches, and it will make the process quicker and clearer.
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Finally you have chosen the colour you want from hundreds of swatches and samples…You have the samples pots and the painters have applied the first brushstrokes, and to your dismay it looks nothing like you had imagined! You compare it with the paint sample and its a match. But how come it looks completely different on your walls?
Colour is perceived differently depending on lighting conditions, the space the colour occupies, time of day, and the other colours in the room. In fact, dozens of factors are involved in that colour’s response after application. When we look at an object the colour we see is the direct result of light falling onto the surface, the reflected light is what we see, if we vary the light that falls on the surface, then, we change the appearance of the colour. Shop lighting is different to your lighting at home. Even daylight is not set, as sunlight and weather patterns changes throughout the day and yet settle differently at the end of the day..
Most suppliers can produce small sample pots at a small cost, and it goes without saying that this makes sampling paint colours at home much easier.
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Do you have a room that feels too small room , or perhaps you want your room a to feel cosy?
Colour can power create an optical illusion and influence our sense of space. Using various tints (a colour with added white) from one just 1 colour will visually expand a room, and give a sense of peace. If your ceiling is too low, clean white can increase your perception of its height, as does walls painted in vertical stripes,
When you want make a large room feel cosy, darker shades on walls will pull in a large space and a darker shade (a colour with added black) on a high/vast ceiling will visually lower it.
If just applying colour is not enough, then create visual breaks. The you could create an illusion of a dado rail (or install one) by dividing your wall space horizontally and paint the upper and lower in different colours.
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