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PAINT COLOUR IDEAS

Choosing the perfect paint colour can be quite the challenge!
With an abundance of options available, selecting the right shade is crucial for setting the tone and enhancing the ambiance.
The colour you choose can instantly transform how you a space the moment the paint hits the walls. 

The influence of colour on our emotions and behaviours is profound, with extensive research dedicated to understanding its impact. 
 Red’s raise our heart rate, breathing rate and blood pressure, whilst lighter colours can be calming. A brightness of a colour can have a dramatic effect also; Pale yellows are more likely to have a soothing effect in a room whereas, in contrast, bright yellow can arouse feelings of unrest and anxiety. Bright colours can over-stimulate and encourage to unsettling feelings, so place these wisely.

When deciding on a colour, be patient and take all factors of the room into consideration. Gather as many different paint colour ideas or samples as you can to be sure you get it right.To narrow it down, it is helpful to assess the room’s existing elements first, including furniture, rugs and standout features to help determine what colours will compliment and showcase the room and its contents best.

Colours are often categorised as warm or cool. Red’s, oranges and pinks are considered warm colours to have. Greens, blues and violets are cool colours. Carefully consider these factors for the kind of atmosphere you are creating when choosing the right colour for the room.

For a ‘clean’ bright look, white paint can suggest cleanliness, and reflects light well. It can incorporate a coolness to ‘hot’ colour schemes, but too much white can be too vivid. There are literally hundreds of shades of white that you need to understand when selecting a ‘white’ paint. Some ‘off’ whites include colour tints which will have a major impact in the completed room. Be sure to look at colours in daylight to gain a true sense of what it will look like.
When purchasing the paint make a clear record of where it was bought and the details of the batch it was from. This will help enormously if you run out of paint and the store no longer stocks it. The tiniest difference in shade can ruin the room.
If unsure how much paint you need to buy, give the paint store the measurements of the room. They should be able to calculate what you will require. When you think you have landed on the paint colour you want, be sure to get a tester size pot first. Paint a test surface of your wall in a 12″ x 48″ sample size and look at it carefully from a distance, during daylight, night light, and with the artificial lights turned both on and off. Doing this can give you a good indication as to how the finished room will look, and allow you to check how the colours complement items in the room.

For a ‘clean’ bright look, white paint can suggest cleanliness, and reflects light well. It can incorporate a coolness to ‘hot’ colour schemes, but too much white can be too vivid. 

There are literally hundreds of shades of white that you need to understand when selecting a ‘white’ paint. Some ‘off’ whites include colour tints which will have a major impact in the completed room. Be sure to look at colours in daylight to gain a true sense of what it will look like.

When purchasing the paint make a clear record of where it was bought and the details of the batch it was from. This will help enormously if you run out of paint and the store no longer stocks it. The tiniest difference in shade can ruin the room.

If unsure how much paint you need to buy, give the paint store the measurements of the room. They should be able to calculate what you will require. When you think you have landed on the paint colour you want, be sure to get a tester size pot first. Paint a test surface of your wall in a 12″ x 48″ sample size and look at it carefully from a distance, during daylight, night light, and with the artificial lights turned both on and off. 

Doing this can give you a good indication as to how the finished room will look, and allow you to check how the colours complement items in the room.

For more information contact Aussie Painters Network

Aussie Painters Network
2/16 Perrin Place
Salisbury Qld 4107

We’re open 7:00 am — 3.00 pm Monday – Friday. Saturday and Sunday Closed.

For additional questions you can call us at 1800 355 344 or you can find us on 0430 399 800

Aussie Painters Network
2/16 Perrin Place
Salisbury Qld 4107

We’re open 7:00 am — 3.00 pm Monday – Friday. Saturday and Sunday Closed.

For additional questions you can call us at 1800 355 344 or you can find us on 0430 399 800

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