As you can imagine there are various ways to decorate your home. How you use the spectrum of colours available is completely down to you, your personal preference and your preferred feel for the room. There are no exact rules but here are some examples of the most current popular ways of decorating. If you require a little helping hand please feel free to give me a call or drop me an email.
Choose White woodwork and coloured walls.
In my experience the most traditional way to decorate rooms is to use a neutral colour on the walls and white gloss / eggshell on woodwork, white on the ceilings. This is a very clean, crisp look. To soften the contrast, you don’t necessary need to choice a brilliant white, select a white which is more complimentary to the colour on the walls; this will make the contrast more gradual than a crisp sharp look.
Go for a bold feature wall.
Having a striking feature wall creates the WOW factor; as soon as someone walks into the room you want the decor to stop them in their tracks. Paint the remaining walls in a neutral colour to compliment to main feature wall or alternatively choose striking floral or patterned wallpaper.
Lighter walls and darker woodwork
A good way to create light and space is to use the lightest colour on the wall areas and the darker colour on the woodwork. This works particularly well if you are using a neutral colour scheme. By using a dark colour on the woodwork not only makes the walls appear lighter in contrast, it also creates a strong contemporary look making everything feel brighter and fresher.
One colour used on walls and woodwork
Just by using a single colour on both the walls and woodwork is very popular in contemporary settings as it creates a very strong, clean look. This look will probably give the feeling of calm and make a room feel much bigger, as there are no lines or contrasts to draw the eye.
There is no particular hard rule that says your ceilings have to be white! The height of a ceiling is determined not just by the colour you choose – but also by the contrast between the wall colour and the ceiling colour. Therefore, if you have a coloured wall and you paint the ceiling a brilliant white, your eye will be drawn to the strong contrast between the two colours, giving you the illusion that your ceiling may appear lower than it is. If you use an off white colour which compliments your wall colour, the change from wall to ceiling will seem more natural giving you the illusion that your ceiling may appear higher.