How paint colours reflect your mood through interior design

April 25, 2015

Paint colours can work beautifully through a considered interior design and will add value to your property when the paint colours connect well with each other should you decide to sell. I often get asked to assist many Geelong clients with choosing the right paint colours to either open up the spaces in their home or create ambiance. I always like to start from the entry, hallway and then work my way through the property from room to room.

It’s always nice to know what colours inspire clients. If you’re inspired by a bold colour be creative and bring this colour out in your accessories and paintings rather than the room. When your choosing colours take into account if you sell the property in 10 years from now will this colour be current and will it appeal to others.

Choosing paint colours can been hard for some people and if it’s not your forte hire a professional interior designer or colour consultant who will assist in this process. They will eliminate costly mistakes in choosing the wrong paint colour.

Why is it that you can walk into one home and it has instant curb appeal and then walk into another home and it can feel very cold and small. Its simple paint colours can create harmony and balance in your homes. It’s often overlooked in interiors but is one of the most important aspects of the design stage. As you know paint colours can change from day to night so it’s always good to look at your samples in both lights and make you are 100% happy with how these work in both lights.

I personally love colour and are not afraid of using it but i’m always wary that the colour has to reflect the home and interiors as well as future saleability of the property. Neutral colours being beige, ivory, taupe, grey, black and white appear to be the most commonly used paint colours due to their flexibility. Black is used in small spaces, I have seen black being used in a lounge of a federation property and it was extremely cosy coordinated with white on the skirtings, window frames and doors. You can choose darker colours in theatre rooms to create mood.

As a general rule, dark walls make a room seem smaller, and light walls make a room seem larger. Soft blues are considered calming, relaxing and serene, and will be often recommended for bedrooms.   Green is considered a very restful colour which encourages a feeling to unwind back to nature but has enough warmth to promote comfort.   Orange and red evokes enthusiasm and excitement and is an energetic colour to use. It will often be used in restaurants to create energy. Purple is associated with creativity and luxury, softer shades of purple foe example lavender can be used in bedrooms to create a relaxing space.

Remember colour choice is personal and you will be living with the paint colour chosen so choose a hue that suits your family and your lifestyle.