Choosing new colours for a refurbishment project can be an exciting and fun task. It’s astonishing how different shades affect the feel of a space, and can directly alter the mood of the people residing or visiting there. In this section we cover topics from choosing colours to preparing a room for painting.
Some shades seem timeless and are always an anchor to interior schemes no matter what the prevailing fashion, fad or zeitgeist. For example, white will always be in demand.
In recent years, grey emerged victorious firstly as the wall colour of choice, and then the wall and floor tile and next came kitchen cabinet colour and then, well just the everything colour. Our lust for grey seemed insatiable.
Well maybe, but probably not.
It’s possible you have a fear of stronger colours, and lack the nerve to go for all-out bold statements throughout your home or project. Or, you have carefully assessed the look you want to achieve, studied the options, gone over the styles to choose from and taken definitive action to opt for white as the perfect design palette cleanser.
Many of us are thinking of tackling tasks around the home that we have put off before. One of the most common of these is painting. Before you undertake what at first glance seems a simple operation, we thought we would give you a few handy hints on how to get started, and how to undertake the job. It is simple, there is just some steps to follow to make the whole process easier and more enjoyable.
Colour, like art, can be a very subjective business. We are each attracted to shades for myriad reasons. Sometimes a colour can trigger memories from childhood or a lovely vacation, with a corresponding emotional response. Like smell, some hues can take you right back to a moment in time.