Decorating With Colour; Your How To Guide

By on January 6, 2013

Colour – it can generate a thousand emotions and define the use of a room in seconds; yet choosing a colour and using it effectively can be difficult, especially if you are not confident. To help you transform your home and ensure that it accurately reflects your personal style, we’ve devised the useful guide which is filled to the brim with useful tips on choosing and using a colour effectively.

Be Bold, Be Confident

The trick to using colour in a room is confidence. Much like the clothes you wear, the colour scheme in a home can say a lot about your personality. You can be subtle and use accessories and furnishings to add a splash of colour or you can paint the entire room in a bold, daring colour. If you love colour but you don’t know how to use it –let us help you!

Little is So Much More!

While it’s easy to get carried away and paint every single wall florescent pink, you have to be realistic and think about how you are going to use the room. If you are using it to relax and unwind after a long day at the office then the last colour you want is florescent pink smeared across all four walls – plus it will make the room seem a lot smaller and darker. Therefore, if this is truly the colour you want, then pick a focal wall. You can choose to paint the wall or add wallpaper, but creating a focal wall adds a sense of perspective and gives the room a role. If you get stuck look online or in magazines and get a scrap book full of all the ideas and styles you like.

Think Before You Paint

My top tip is to think about how you intend to use the room and pick a colour which you feel would complement this. So, if it’s a dining room and you want it to be luxurious then think gold’s, creams and premium colours which exude class. If however you want to decorate your living room and you want to relax think warm oranges, cool blues and refreshing greens. If you have a focal wall you can then complement the colour with accessories and furnishings throughout to add continuity.

Pick a Theme

There are many different styles to choose from when decorating a room and even if yours isn’t defined into a category you should try and make sure that the style is consistent throughout the room. It will look disjointed and odd if you have two very different styles merged together. Colour is fantastic, especially in the home so make sure you embrace it. If you have successfully decorated your home using colour make sure you let us know how you got on and post a comment or a few pictures below.

This article was written by Gayle Brown on behalf of English Blinds; a leading online supplier of quality blinds and made to measure curtains.

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