Choosing Colour for your Room

In recent tips for a room makeover we looked at storage, space planning, keeping favourite things, furniture - now we want to look at Choosing Colour and Paint Effects


Do you want background colour, do you want something warm and vibrant? Do you want to make a statement? Or do you want a mixture? What do you really feel comfortable with?

Painted Stripes -  My Favourite Way to Use Colour

For me colour effects is one of the most cost-effective tools I have at my disposal to transform a room.

We can use paint to add interest. We can use paint to create broad stripes, usually vertically, this adds texture, interest, warmth and depth.  This works especially well in a hall, stairs and landing area.

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Colour Stripes - Creating Luxury and Fun in Bedrooms

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Without the use of expensive wallpaper we can create a very luxurious look and style in any room, particularly in the bedroom.  In a child's room it add bursts of colour and fun.

I usually use a neutral tone with a slightly deeper shade to create a chique modern tailor-made colour scheme for your rooms.

Talk to me about using colour in both dramatic and traditional ways -   Call me on 01 924 3675  or email me here.

Large Horizontal Stripes Unite  A Room

Using large horizontal stripes right away around a room pulls the room together in a very blended and peaceful way.

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Run large horizontal stripes behind a display unit. Maybe using the same colour to create a  feature wall behind the fire place.

This can really pull the colour theme together.

Dining Room - Bringing the Room Together

Large painted colour stripes can work very well in a dining area of a room to bring the areas together - similarly with a recess alcove.

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It also allows you to bring a modern twist to traditional furniture and room.

Barcode Colour - Great Modern Funky Twist

Barcode colour is also a great way to add life and a modern look to any child's room.  It also works great in TV rooms, family areas and play rooms.


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On a limited budget? Talk to me about using colour in both dramatic and traditional ways to transform your home - or even for starters just one room.  Call me on 01 924 3675  or email me here.