Choosing a colour scheme for a room is often a daunting prospect. The tips below should help in the process.
- Colours will change with the light
When choosing a colour, it will look darker in a large area than it does on a colour chart. Light has a significant effect on colour, so try your tester in different parts of a room.
- Use colour testers
Don't be afraid to use as many testers as necessary, many of our client's use 6 or more testers till the right colour is found. Apply the colour testers to pieces of white card; you can then move the piece of card around the room to see how the colour will look in different lighting conditions as well as matching it against furnishings.
- Trust your instincts
If a friend turns their nose up at a colour scheme you have chosen, remember it is you that will be living with the scheme. If you like it is a good colour scheme!!!
- Colours for resale purposes
If you are picking a colour scheme to aid the resale value of your house, estate agents will always recommend neutral colours. Though magnolia may have a cheesey 70"s image, it is surprising how it still sells houses.
These are a very good source for picking colour schemes.
- Check your colour scheme now!
Use the Dulux site to explore different colour schemes.