How To Select Colours For The Home

Selecting colours for the home is a very personal choice, but there are some guidelines to follow if you are unsure. You may have a favourite colour, but it is not always wise to decorate an entire room in that colour, particularly if it is a strong one like red or purple, as you may find that you are soon overwhelmed by it and sick of looking at it.

A better idea is to use neutral colours; in a living room for example, and choose your favourite colour for accessories; so that the overall look of the room will have this colour, but it will be very simple to change when you begin to tire. You can find high quality welding and painting supplies at Arcrite UK – along with other DIY and work related products.

In the bathroom if you choose to have a pale green as your bathroom colour, it is best not to buy the actual bathroom suite in green, but rather to choose white or cream and then green tiles in the shower or on the floor; to be co-ordinated with towels and curtains. A green bathroom suite or green tiles on every wall may soon cause you to tire of this colour, and in this instance would be very difficult and expensive to change. One feature wall of tiles could be changed without too much difficulty, or even more simple to adjust would be a neutral tile throughout, with just the occasional decorative tile here and there.

The bedroom is a great room to experiment with different ideas: my favourite is to decorate the room in a very pale, neutral colour and then purchase three different sets of bed linens and matching curtains, so that every time I feel a need for a change of mood, I simply go on to a new set of duvet covers and curtains, which gives the bedroom an entirely different look. One of my favourites I did was with a very light silver grey on the walls and a darker grey on the paintwork, with duvet, sheets, and curtains in a rich red wine colour, and another set in an electric blue; both of which contrast well with the greys but add totally different tones to the room. A couple of knick knacks or pictures in these colours bring it all together.

The basic rule here to remember is that accents and accessories such as the blinds and soft furnishings are much easier to alter than an entire room decorated in one colour or pattern.