Colour me happy!

Colour, Inspiration

Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways – Oscar Wilde

I love colour. When used well it can really make a room sing. But how do you work out what colour to paint your walls?

I guess as a starting point it comes down to having a think about the room, it’s use, it’s user and it’s location.

Is the room small or large? If it’s small you don’t want to go painting it a dark colour as this will close the space in.

What’s the room used for? Children’s bedroom? Probably don’t want to paint this orange as it is a very stimulating colour and you may not get your children to bed at night, rather choose a restful colour blue or pink.  Accents of orange or red are fine just not in large doses.

Who is using the space? What are their colour likes and dislikes, how do certain colours make the user feel?

Location of the room needs to be considered when choosing your paint colour. How much natural light the room gets and the direction it faces plays a part too.

Lastly just choose a colour that makes you happy and enjoy your space!

Blue is the perfect colour for a bedroom as it is very restful on the eye. Image from hearthomemag.co.uk

Blue is the perfect colour for a bedroom as it is very restful on the eye. Image from hearthomemag.co.uk

 

Meanings behind colours used in logos.

Meanings behind colours used in logos.

If you have a room that doesn't get a lot of sun and always feels cold paint it a warm colour like this, you will notice the change immediately.  Image from designsponge.com

If you have a room that doesn’t get a lot of sun and always feels cold paint it a warm colour like this, you will notice the change immediately. Image from designsponge.com

Come home and relax in a tranquil blue lounge room.  Image from dislive.com

Come home and relax in a tranquil blue lounge room. Image from dislive.com

Who said you have to paint the walls?  Bring colour into your room with furniture, art or maps in this case and decorator items.  Image from elementsofstyle.blog.com

Who said you have to paint the walls? Bring colour into your room with furniture, art or maps in this case and decorator items. Image from elementsofstyle.blog.com

Love the art and blue velvet upholstered furniture against the light blue/grey walls, it just works.  If you have a room that gets a lot of sun, cool it down with blue or other cool colours. Image from revistaaxxis.com.ca

Love the art and blue velvet upholstered furniture against the light blue/grey walls, it just works. If you have a room that gets a lot of sun, cool it down with blue or other cool colours. Image from revistaaxxis.com.ca

Beautiful use of colour. Image from vintage revival.com

Beautiful use of colour. Image from vintage revival.com

A touch of primary green complimentary to the floor boards makes for a dramatic but welcoming kitchen.  Image from loftenberg.com

A touch of primary green complimentary to the floor boards makes for a dramatic but welcoming kitchen. Image from loftenberg.com

Don't you just love this Moroccan inspired bedroom?

Don’t you just love this Moroccan inspired bedroom?

Stunning paint work in this home.  Image from fashion telegraph.com.uk

Stunning paint work in this home. Image from fashion telegraph.com.uk

Further information:

Did you know My Decorator offers Colour Consults, why don’t you make an appointment for one today and we can help you choose the best colours for your space.  Just call 0439 081 072 to make your appointment.