Choosing the right paint colour for your interior is one of life’s greatest conundrums. Samples, feature walls and shading options can often make or break a room, so we’ve sought the advice of Crown Imperial’s colour consultant, Judy Smith, to give us a professional breakdown of the material.
When it comes to feature walls, it is all about the combination of bold colours against a neutral canvas. Judy says “If you’re looking to add character to your living space, then create a feature wall. Choose tones of the same basic colour as your neutral walls and enhance these with bolder shades. For instance, choose a pale grey green, and enhance this colour with a deeper olive.”
However, not every property is graced with the space or light needed for such a bold design. For the smaller and more compact home, Judy marks pale colours as a dark room’s best friend. She states “if you’re hoping to make your living space look bigger, opt for a pale colour scheme. Pale colours are light reflective and therefore open up a space. Remember, pale colours don’t have to be neutral. Choose a muted version of your favourite tones, such as a dusty lilac or cool pale blue.”
So take on the paint challenge and either dare to go bold with Judy’s feature wall, or opt for a more subdued and sophisticated pale colour palette – the choice is yours!