- Decide what mood you want in your room. Different colours and tones will naturally give the room a certain feel.
- Take time to develop the colour palette of your choice, using mags, brochures, even jewellery for inspiration — anything with the colours you love most. Get items together that catch your eye, like fabric, paint samples and wallpaper, and take pics of anything that inspires you. Use these to create a mood board.
- When choosing paint, the best is to get samples of the colours you think you like and paint them directly onto the wall you want to update. This is the best way to make sure you find the perfect colour for you. Tip: Don’t paint samples next to each other, rather keep them a fair distance apart so your eyes don’t blend the colours together.
- If you’ve already chosen fabric for furniture or curtains, hang it next to the paint sample and check that they work together.
- Remember to think about the big picture, how will the colours work throughout the main spaces? Maybe make one room a dominant colour, then use it as an accent colour in another, this way they will flow and work together.
- It’s important to think of wood as a colour, so keep the colour of your flooring and furniture in mind when building your colour scheme.
- It’s important to go with your instincts when choosing your colour palette, you’ll know if something works if you’re happy whenever you walk into a room.
If blue is your favourite hue, then you’ll love these!
Our Lifestyle Writer Tamlyn has shopped some lovely blue buys to incorporate into your home!
- Asian Teapot, R170, Woolworths
- Delft Decorative Ginger Jars, R499,99 and R259,99, Mr Price Home
- Wide wonky vase, R294, Coricraft
- Blue origami birds lamp, R390, Green Elephant Collective
- Cable knit pouffe, R799,99, Mr Price Home
- Ollie couch, R5 995, Coricraft
Please note that these prices were correct at the time of publishing. Prices and availability of stock are subject to change at the discretion of the supplier.