How do you choose paint colours when decorating your home?
Despite my art background, it can be rather overwhelming when I’ve got a blank canvas to work with. What if I get it wrong- we’ll have to live with it until we’d be able to carve out more time and money to fix it.
Pinterest, as usual, comes to the rescue… I was searching for a warm grey shade of paint colour (is there such a colour?!) when I came across these beautiful palettes… which illustrate colours that work together… Simplifying the thought and choice process.
I found these on a site called In Color Balance as you can see I love red and green together. But I didnt want it to feel like Christmas all the time so finding these really helped clarify my thinking about what other paint colours I could use to avoid the festive look.
Design Seeds is another site which also pulls colours from images and refines them into groups for you to use as you wish… For example you could use the image below as inspiration for your next decorating project and as long as the paint colours, accesories and furniture were all one of the colours- you’d know it would work.
We’ve used Antique White from B&Q on the walls throughout the house so far(those which we decided to paint rather than paper).
The kitchen is south facing though, and has massive windows and doors, so it gets extremely bright in there at times during the day. Which is why our trusty Antique White paint colour might only make an appearance on some of the walls in there… Of which there are many due to column and extensions (a story for another time).
Here’s some samples I’ve tried which are Dulux.
Please share your favourite wall paint colours in the comments and I’ll be sure to check them out- thanks.