Colour Me Pretty
Now that you are the proud owner of a house, the next step would be to turn the house into a home, and what better way to bring warmth to a house than to add some colour to it? But, choosing the right colour for your home is quite a daunting task, especially when a smorgasbord of shade cards from various brands threatens to turn this experience into a nightmare. However, help is at hand.
Choosing your favourite colour may look easy, but there are certain factors that one must keep in mind while making the choice, such as lighting, size of the room, directions and colour therapy. If your room is small then a lighter colour will be perfect, to make your room look bigger than it is. Use softer colours for your ceiling, unless you want it to appear lower than it is.
Colours look different in natural and artificial light — shades of white, cream, ivory and pastel tones are the safest options as they look good in both natural and artificial light. But if you prefer a dramatic look and want to experiment with colours, then you must keep in mind that red and yellow look brighter with artificial lights, whereas blue and purple look darker.
If you want to add some pizzazz to your house, try two different colours in the same room, ideally for a large room or hall. You can even create a montage of photographs on one of the walls.