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Finding the right color palette for your home

by The Colour Centre (Gozo)

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Different styles everywhere you look

Every home is different depending on who resides inside it. As soon as you enter a home you will get a sneak peek into the very characters of the people that live there. There are those who know exactly how they want their home to look even before they even purchase it and those that go by designing pace by pace, depending on their budget and what pops out when they are shopping for home decor items.

One of the most obvious things that you have to choose is the color palette that you will be going for. Everything else that you choose will depend on these colors that you have chosen and they will further help to tie the room together. It is important to ask yourself many questions and look at every room and think hard about the color you will be choosing, you will be seeing a lot of it after all.

Choosing the style that best reflects your personality and lifestyle

Paint is the most inexpensive of all the things you will have to purchase to finish your home. It can be adapted as you wish and in any combination of colors. The same, unfortunately, cannot be said of furniture. You should make sure to find the furniture that you have always dreamed of first and then you can move from there and pick the right color that will perfectly fit with the rest of the decor. If you choose the paint first you will be tied to a more restricted choice of furniture and therefore you will have no more space to change your mind, you should start with it first.

Pale walls

If you are not comfortable with your walls being of a certain color that might be too bright or too dark for your liking, you should go with pale colors. In order to add colors to your home, you can do so by choosing colorful rugs, sofas, loveseats, draperies and other stuff that can add color and mesh well with your pale walls.

Color tones, swatches, and fabric samples

There are many ways to see how your home would look like without committing to a specific color. You can ask the paint shop of your choice to provide you with paint swatches and you can also get fabric samples so that you can see better what meshes well and what clashes. This way you will not have committed and paid money on color and wasted time only to realize that it wasn't at all what you were thinking of.

Think about the choice of lighting

Another thing that you might want to think about is the lighting that you will be choosing. If you have a specific kind of lighting in your mind, that too needs to be taken into consideration when choosing the color of your walls. You need to think about how light can deflect and reflect color throughout the day and it is definitely not something that you should overlook. You need to make sure that the color you choose, paired with the lighting that you have opted for, is great during the day and at night as well.

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