Show your colours
SPRING is the perfect time to spruce up your home with a fresh coat of paint.
Paint is a simple and inexpensive way to add colour, personality and create a place where you feel comfortable, inspired and happy, Andrea Lucena-Orr of Dulux Paints says.
“Colour plays a pivotal role to help define the feeling and mood of a space and is easy to create with a simple painting project,’’ she adds.
“Paint (colour) can highlight items you want to focus on and camouflage elements you wish to hide. It’s so versatile and flexible and can empower a space or provoke a sense of tranquillity.”
But Lucena-Orr is quick to point out that a poorly executed project can have an adverse effect. She highlights things to consider: Find purpose: Colour choice should be based on the outcome you are trying to achieve. Think about the overall ambience you want. Things to look out for: Pay attention to lighting in the space to ensure you are making the most of natural daylight. You also need to review your existing furnishings to ensure these colours will work with fittings that cannot be changed easily. Define spaces: The most impact you can have with col- our is creating personalised spaces in regularly used rooms. Many use the living room, main bedroom or children’s bedroom and the entrance the most within the home. Using a favourite colour in these spaces is a great way to create a specific mood and ambience. Picking paint: Even though paint charts help, it pays to invest in sample pots to check how your colour appears either on the wall or painted on a large cardboard sheet so you can move around the room and look in different areas. Leave the sample on for few days before making a decision.