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Choosing a paint colour scheme

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Choosing Room Colours

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most. John Ruskin.

Paint your way to a happy home

Colour is a power which directly influences the soul. Wassily Kandinsky.

  • Bedroom: Pink Hues - love, romance, feminine & nurturing
  • Bathroom: Blue Hues - serene, trust, dependable & strength
  • Hall: Neutral Hues - clean, sleek & modern
  • Living Room: Green Hues - natural, peaceful, regrowth & creativity
  • Dining Room: Red Hues - passion, warmth, bold & energy
  • Kitchen: Yellow Hues - warmth, happiness & clarity

Colours like features, follow the changes of the emotions. Pablo Picasso.

Room Wall colour hue Room colour mood Colour palette
Bedroom Pink hues Bedrooms are places for calm and rest, so cool pinks and blues are well suited to helping you go to bed relaxed and waking up refreshed every morning. Candy Floss
Bathroom Blue hues Pick a colour that helps you relax - blue tones are calm and soothing and complement skin tones. Misty Harbour
Kitchen Yellow hues Kitchens are often busy spaces and a warm colour such as yellow helps fill the room with playful energy, raises the temperature of the space and inspires. Zest
Dining room Red hues Stimulate discussion within a warm friendly atmosphere by decorating your dining room in red tones. Avoid bold reds that are too over-powering as a base. Show Stopper
Living room Green hues Add natural green tones to your living room and create a harmonious, restful atmosphere. Greens communicate safety and reassurance. Spring Sage, Wild Willow
Hallway Natural hues Going for natural tones is a safe option, colours won't clash and are great for brightening otherwise darker spaces. Add bold accent colours to complement softer hues. Somerset Cream

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More colour. unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde.