How to Choose a Paint Colour for Your Living Room

Interior Painting, Painting Services | November 27, 2022

If your home is starting to look or feel dated, it may be time to breathe new life into various rooms with a new coat of paint. From your kitchen to your living room, there are many areas of your home that can look like a completely new space when choosing a new paint colour. While you can hire a skilled professional painter to rejuvenate your home, they will not be able to choose your new paint colour for you. That is why the interior painting experts at Dunbar Painting have compiled some information to demonstrate how to choose a paint colour for your living room that you will love for years to come.

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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Living Room Paint Colour

To ensure that you are choosing an appealing paint colour for your living room, perform the following actions:

1. Consider Your Furnishings and Fittings

Before selecting a paint colour, it is important to consider the appearance of your furniture, flooring, rugs, paintings/pictures, cushions, and other items in the room. This will help you choose a colour that enhances the appearance of every item in the space instead of choosing a colour that detracts from their appeal. By choosing the right colour, you will create a striking appearance that brings the room together and provides lasting appeal.

2. Compare Colours in Natural and Artificial Lighting

Paint colours can look extremely different based on the lighting in your home. For example, if your home is outfitted with fluorescent bulbs, warmer colours may not be the best choice as these bulbs have a dulling effect on them. In addition to the artificial lighting in your home, you will need to consider the type of natural light your living room receives. This will vary based on the direction the room faces. For example, a north-facing room gets less natural light than south-facing rooms, so darker colours typically do not work as well in them.

3. Hire a Professional Colour Consultant

For the best results, it is often worth hiring a professional colour consultant to determine the ideal solution for your preferences and living room characteristics. A professional will consider your furnishings, fittings, light conditions, viewing angles, and other elements to determine suitable options for your living room, helping you make an informed decision.

To learn more about our painting services or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Dunbar Painting. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.