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How to use colour in your home

As visual creatures, we associate places, themes and emotions together through different palettes. Psychologically influenced by surrounding colours, we should pay more attention on the ones dominating our homes and rooms. But mindlessly throwing our favourite hues together might result in an overwhelming chaos. Here’s how to create a perfect colour scheme for your home:


1.Colour code according to your belongings

Can’t decide which colour for your walls, furniture’s, or tablecloths? Take a look at what you already have and conclude a fitting palette for the rest of the space.


  1. Pick a Theme

Classic and comfortable, minimalist and contempary, nautical or whimsical, a theme will tie your home together



  1. Combine different paint colours

Who says we can’t have a room with two colours? In this bedroom, the lower half of the wall is painted a darker greenish-black: we need darkness to sleep well and recover from stress. The upper green lightens the bedroom and balances the moody tone. When combining different paint, remember to choose colours by one undertone for better harmony


  1. Contrast & Balance

Choose one dark (blue) and one light (pink) colour within a palette for contrast and balance.


  1. Enlarge your space with similar hues.

For a space to flow smoothly into another, paint the next room with the subsequent hue in the same colour family

  1. 5 Create visual focus

This will draw the eye to where you want to direct it

  1. Add fun with neon decor

If you find white walls too plain and paint too risky, colourful decor is a flexible solution; especially if you incorporate neon decor. They are bold, youthful, and bring a dull room to life instantly

  1. Notice the lighting

Natural or artificial, lighting gives a different shade to your original colours. In this bedroom, the white wall beside the windows enhances brightness brought in by sunlight. On the other side, pink serves as a mild shade and creates a more stereoscopic look


Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
Hirsch COO runs South Africa’s top independence appliance company that specialises in all appliances, electronics, furniture and bedding. They give the best deals and the best prices and everything is guaranteed.