Painting Your Living Room? 4 Colour Tricks To Make Your Décor Spring To Life

Posted on: 10 March 2016


Planning to paint your living room is a great way to refresh its timeworn feel, but choosing the right colour scheme can be daunting with the myriad of choices available to you today. This guide is designed to help you with colour tricks when working with your painters to make your living room décor spring to life.

Monochromatic Colour Scheme

A monochromatic colour scheme requires you to choose a single colour and incorporate different shades of the same colour on your walls. This creates a sense of elegance and formality for the living room, while bringing it together into a cohesive decorative theme. You can vary between textures to add dramatic interest, but the main idea is to stick to the same colour family for your wall paint and furniture.

Complementary Colour Scheme

Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel. If you decide to follow a complementary colour scheme, then you can choose between two different colours opposite each other. For example, blue and orange or green and red are considered complementary colours. You can use them to create contrasting decorative appeal. Your painters can provide you with different shades of each colour, so you can make a choice between them.

Analogous Colour Scheme

Analogous colours are colours that sit side by side on the colour wheel. You can choose a dominant colour and a secondary colour for creating accents on your living room walls. Analogous colours are typically colours like yellow-orange, green-yellow and orange-red. Before establishing a colour combination, ask your painters to provide you with a few samples so that you can choose blends that resonate best with your personal taste and preferences.

Contrasting Colour Scheme

Contrasting colours are completely different from each other and are typically used when you're looking to create a feature wall. Contrasting colours are similar to complementary colours because the two colours used are different from each other. The main difference is that you don't have to choose colours opposite each other on the colour wheel when you decide to go with this scheme. For example, while blue and orange are considered complementary, blue and red may be considered contrasting. You can establish contrasting colour schemes based on your personal and room décor preferences.

These colour tricks will help you décor spring to life when you work with painters to revitalise the look of your living room.

For more tips and information, consider working with professional painters, such as those at Allure Painting Services, and asking for their advice.