We spend quite a bit of our waking hours in the living room of our homes. So when it comes to selecting the paint colour, it should be something that we take a little time over. It's easy to slap on some eggshell, off white or a beige, but thinking about the layout of your room, the furniture inside it and the art that will hang on the wall space or sit on the floor could and should have some reflection of your final paint choices.
Think about how you use the space, the natural light you already have in the room and how you intend to illuminate the area in the evening and at night.Who uses the room the most may also have an impact on the colour scheme you opt for. Is it for the whole family including younger children and or teens, or is it purely and adult space for tranquillity and relaxation?
Want to see a video from an expert on choosing paint colours for your home? Below is a couple of quick videos you can watch to give you some more ideas and help.
The following video from Crown Paints in the UK is also a nice overview video to help you get some ideas.
Colour an set a mood or enhance one. It can also convey emotion and invoke physiological reaction or even inspire us. Check out the image below for more ideas on colour and the psychology of it. They use the Pantone Matching System Colour Format.
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As you can see, colour is likely to have more impact upon us than we sometimes realise. So choosing the right colour for the right mood in your living room is important at the planning stages. Make sure to create a mood board with colour samples of furniture and art you already have in the space or are planning to add in your make over.
Green Living Rooms are growing in popularity, check out this image below from the web site
Grey can give quite a classic and sophisticated look and fee to a room. Some consider it to betoo boring - Check out this image example below
Remember too that you can use colour effectively in the furniture you select, not just the paint colour you use. From this site, Rowcdesign, we can see the use of purple in the sofa choice.
Great Living Room Colour Design Ideas on Hot Pot Paint web site
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Take a look at some of these unusual colour choices on this web site for inspiration. HouseBeautiful.com
Remember its not just the colour of the paint you use in the room, but also the furnishing colour choices that you make to put in it. Check out these colours you may not have thought of before.
Want some inspiration to make a room look bigger? Check out these colour ideas for smaller rooms. Remember if you want a certain colour, we can mix in store for you too 🙂
This site talks about the planning of paint for your room. Considering things such as your art loves and your flooring as well as the space of the room. HouseandGarden.co.uk
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