Before selecting a colour, decide on the theme you would like to create in the room and take the following into consideration:
- What colours are in the room by means of accessories, linen, furniture etc.? Choose a colour that is slightly contrasting to these colours, but still fits in with these colours.
- What is the colour of the ceiling? The colour of the walls should be slightly contrasting to the ceiling
- Do you want the room to look smaller or bigger? Lighter wall colours and cool colours like blue and green will make a room appear bigger and more open, and darker wall colours and warm colours such as red and orange will make a room appear smaller and cosier.
- Neutral colours tend to fit in with all other colours, and as the colours of the accessories change, the Neutral walls will stay fitting.
- A room that is naturally dark, require lighter colours to lighten up the room.
- Decide whether you would like to have a feature wall together with a main colour. Feature walls are generally contrasting to the main colour and can be a darker or brighter colour.
- Brighter colours are used when an exotic vibrant theme is required.
- Light and the way the light falls on a specific area influences the colour that you see. For example, a grey colour in one area will appear grey, and the same colour in a different room or outside area that has more or less light, could appear to be more blue than grey. It is always advisable to first purchase a sample of the colour you are looking for and paint a small piece of that sample in the room or exterior area that you would like to paint it. This will give you an indication of how the colour will appear in that light.
- It is recommended that the Ceiling is painted white in smaller rooms.