Colour Inspirations and Tips: Make Walls More Interesting

Living Room WallFancy tweaking your home a bit to change things up? A great, inexpensive and simple way to freshen up your home is by painting it a different colour. If you don’t already have a specific colour scheme in mind, think of the following for inspiration:

Different Seasons

Most people are not sure of the colours they want. Choose wisely depending on your mood and preferences. For instance, think of your favourite season.

Summer colours make you think of the sun, sand, heat and fun. Go for bright yellows, oranges, greens, blues, pinks and violets. Spring colours—muted and pastel hues—make the house look lively and fresh.

Autumn colours include burnt and warm shades of browns, yellows, oranges, greens and reds. Winter colours are typically darker and muted to provide a sense of warmth for the cold days ahead.

Feminine and Masculine Colours

While some may argue that colours are not gender specific, they actually are to some extent — especially when it comes to designing a home with a specific gender in mind. Interior designers attribute specific colours and designs to feminine and masculine palettes.

Colour choices for men typically call to mind masculine traits, timelessness, simplicity, boldness and toughness. Design styles often focus on contemporary, rustic and even formal elements. On the contrary, feminine colours include bright, airy, sweet and quirky elements.

Most designers aim for a balance of masculine and feminine elements to make a house design more comfortable for everyone.

Home Design Style

Every design concept has an array of colours used for defining a specific style. As Barker-Whittle Master Painters & Decorators says, interior painting not handled well can upset your routine. It can disrupt the overall design of the house.

For example, minimalist designs favour muted tones and whites, while homes with Moroccan-inspired designs will have rich and bold colours. You wouldn’t want to use neon pink in a Japanese-inspired home.

Get started doing some tweaks in your house design. Repaint interior walls using colours that define and inspire you.