Here’s some tips to consider when planning your colour scheme…

Choosing the right colour scheme for each room is critical to get right and really important when it comes to your own home design projects. 

Choosing the right paint colour for the walls and the right scheme for each room can be very difficult and it needs some careful consideration and thought.

Decorating a guest room or cloakroom for example gives you the opportunity to release your inner creativity using colour schemes that you may not always feel daring enough to use in other every-day rooms like your main living room or kitchen where you might feel you need to be more controlled.

Look to nature for your colour scheme!

Which colours work together and which don’t? We find that a good starting point for beginners is to look first to nature! If you find a crazy mix of colour that works for you, then it will also work in your home! A palette like this is exciting, vibrant and happy! Use the sage green on the walls, the light beige for your carpets, a yellow on your bedspread and the fuchsia and deep burgundy for your scatter cushions. Voila, you have the perfect bohemian colour scheme!

Functionality and space planning
When planning your home design schemes think about the functionality of the room. Use our space planning guidelines  to plan the layout of the room first. Think carefully of the uses of the room. Does it need to be a calm room for relaxing or sleeping in or does the room need to feed creativity or inspire your hobbies? Does it need special light in certain places? Map out the room properly and then choose the right colour palettes according to the activity for that room.

Position and Location
Consider the rooms’ position and whether it is facing North or South because this will also affect the scheme that you choose. If a room gets a lot of sun in a hot country, you may either wish to cool it down using a cooler palette or you may wish to enhance the reflection of light even more with warm colours.

 

Make a Mood board


Finally, put everything together in one place and create a mood board. It is the most important element of your final home design project, not only to visualize everything together but also to share your ideas with other members of the household and get their buy-in. Believe me, it will make the whole building site a much happier place if everyone is singing off the same song sheet and working to the same goal.

Need some help with your colour scheme?

As designers, we have the experience of working with colours from a multi-faceted point of view by combining colour psychology guidelines with functionality to give you the perfect colour scheme for your needs. Need some help?

Get in touch

Free 20 minute design consultation

If you need advise or are unsure about your own renovation you can book a free 20 minute consultation over the phone to ask us anything you want about your scheme, space planning or renovation ideas.

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Choosing the right colour scheme for each room is critical to get right and really important when it comes to your own home design projects. 

Choosing the right paint colour for the walls and the right scheme for each room can be very difficult and it needs some careful consideration and thought.

Decorating a guest room or cloakroom for example gives you the opportunity to release your inner creativity using colour schemes that you may not always feel daring enough to use in other every-day rooms like your main living room or kitchen where you might feel you need to be more controlled.

Look to nature for your colour scheme!

Which colours work together and which don’t? We find that a good starting point for beginners is to look first to nature! If you find a crazy mix of colour that works for you, then it will also work in your home! A palette like this is exciting, vibrant and happy! Use the sage green on the walls, the light beige for your carpets, a yellow on your bedspread and the fuchsia and deep burgundy for your scatter cushions. Voila, you have the perfect bohemian colour scheme!

Functionality and space planning
When planning your home design schemes think about the functionality of the room. Use our space planning guidelines  to plan the layout of the room first. Think carefully of the uses of the room. Does it need to be a calm room for relaxing or sleeping in or does the room need to feed creativity or inspire your hobbies? Does it need special light in certain places? Map out the room properly and then choose the right colour palettes according to the activity for that room.

Position and Location
Consider the rooms’ position and whether it is facing North or South because this will also affect the scheme that you choose. If a room gets a lot of sun in a hot country, you may either wish to cool it down using a cooler palette or you may wish to enhance the reflection of light even more with warm colours.

Make a Mood board
Finally, put everything together in one place and create a mood board. It is the most important element of your final home design project, not only to visualize everything together but also to share your ideas with other members of the household and get their buy-in. Believe me, it will make the whole building site a much happier place if everyone is singing off the same song sheet and working to the same goal.

Need some help with your colour scheme?

As designers, we have the experience of working with colours from a multi-faceted point of view by combining colour psychology guidelines with functionality to give you the perfect colour scheme for your needs. Need some help?

Get in touch

Free 20 minute design consultation

If you need advise or are unsure about your own renovation you can book a free 20 minute consultation over the phone to ask us anything you want about your scheme, space planning or renovation ideas.

Book Free Consultation

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Rug sale!

Hertex has a great rug sale on at that moment and we have exclusive discounts with them that you cannot get direct. So if you buy a rug through us you can expect up to 25% discount on some of these delicious rugs.

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Choosing the right colour scheme for each room is critical to get right and really important when it comes to your own home design projects. 

Choosing the right paint colour for the walls and the right scheme for each room can be very difficult and it needs some careful consideration and thought.

Decorating a guest room or cloakroom for example gives you the opportunity to release your inner creativity using colour schemes that you may not always feel daring enough to use in other every-day rooms like your main living room or kitchen where you might feel you need to be more controlled.

Look to nature for your colour scheme!

Which colours work together and which don’t? We find that a good starting point for beginners is to look first to nature! If you find a crazy mix of colour that works for you, then it will also work in your home! A palette like this is exciting, vibrant and happy! Use the sage green on the walls, the light beige for your carpets, a yellow on your bedspread and the fuchsia and deep burgundy for your scatter cushions. Voila, you have the perfect bohemian colour scheme!

Functionality and space planning
When planning your home design schemes think about the functionality of the room. Use our space planning guidelines  to plan the layout of the room first. Think carefully of the uses of the room. Does it need to be a calm room for relaxing or sleeping in or does the room need to feed creativity or inspire your hobbies? Does it need special light in certain places? Map out the room properly and then choose the right colour palettes according to the activity for that room.

Position and Location
Consider the rooms’ position and whether it is facing North or South because this will also affect the scheme that you choose. If a room gets a lot of sun in a hot country, you may either wish to cool it down using a cooler palette or you may wish to enhance the reflection of light even more with warm colours.

Make a Mood board
Finally, put everything together in one place and create a mood board. It is the most important element of your final home design project, not only to visualize everything together but also to share your ideas with other members of the household and get their buy-in. Believe me, it will make the whole building site a much happier place if everyone is singing off the same song sheet and working to the same goal.

Need some help with your colour scheme?

As designers, we have the experience of working with colours from a multi-faceted point of view by combining colour psychology guidelines with functionality to give you the perfect colour scheme for your needs. Need some help?

Get in touch

Free 20 minute design consultation

If you need advise or are unsure about your own renovation you can book a free 20 minute consultation over the phone to ask us anything you want about your scheme, space planning or renovation ideas.

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