Colour can visually create spaces within an area. Image via Katie Lockhart Studio.

Create your dream spaces with colour

The colours you choose for your homes interior can have a significant impact on the overall ambiance and style of your spaces. Whether you're looking to create a calming retreat or make a bold statement, selecting the right colours is crucial.

Here are some tips to guide you through the process of choosing the perfect colour for all your interior spaces.

Colour can impact the way a space feels

Consider the mood

Start by considering the mood you want to create in each room. Colours have the power to evoke specific emotions and set a tone for a space. For example, cool tones like blues and greens promote a sense of calm, while warm hues like reds and oranges can create a cozy and energetic atmosphere. Think about the purpose of each room and how you want to feel when you're in it. 

Assess the light

Take into account the natural light that affects each space. Natural light can change the way colours appear, so it's essential to observe how different lighting conditions interact with your colour choices. Of course, artificial light also makes a difference, so take note of how the space and lighting feels in the evening too.

We always suggest using Aalto brushouts or testpots to see how the colours feel in different spaces.

Consider the rooms function

The function of a room can also influence your colour choices. Each room serves a different purpose, and the colour you select can enhance its functionality, or 'personality'. For example, soft restful tones work for a space of rest like a bedroom, where you may want a more energising shade like yellow for a creative space like a home office.

Go with the flow

Always consider the flow of a home - even if you're just making over one room at a time, think how all the pieces will fit together when complete.

You can also use consistent elements like ceiling colours throughout all the spaces to create a link.

Get inspired

Start your colour journey by referencing inspiration. This is a sure way to start honing in and identifying your personal style, and from there you can start creating mood boards and identifying colour palettes. View our inspiration gallery to get started.

Quick tips

Use Aalto brushouts or testpots to see how different colours look and feel in different spaces - every home is unique with individual lighting and furniture selections, which can all affect how a colour translates.


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