Over the past 18 months I have completed quite a few colour consultations. These colour consultations have included selecting colours for a single space, the exterior of a residential home and block of units and as part of larger Interior Design projects.
Selecting colours can prove to be quite tricky when you think about all the considerations you have to take into account to achieve the right shade and ambience within a space; add to that, having to use a small paint chip you obtained from the paint shop to make your perfect colour selection from. This is where a colour consultant, or Interior Designer like myself can make the entire process that touch easier.
Today I thought I would share a few key considerations I think about when selecting colours, and a few projects where the wall colour influenced the overall scheme in some of my more recent projects.
Considerations when selecting colour:
- What is the undertone in the colour (white is never just white, Dulux for instance has over 50 shades of white). Understanding undertones is like when you look at a colour and question whether it is throwing another colour, for example white often throws blue/ black or yellow.
- What features within that room are going to influence the wall colour I select and potentially change this colour (ie. flooring colours, the glass in the window if its tinted etc.)
- What kind of space do I want to create ( clean and modern, or cosy and welcoming).