We know that staying on top of your interior decorating can be hard. This is especially true here in the UK, where we experience 4 distinct seasons. Here at Painters and Decorators Nottingham, we have many clients who change up their interior colour schemes twice per year. But what about if you want don’t want to be switching it up every season? Our painters and decorators in Nottingham have put together some handy tips to help you choose a colour scheme, regardless of the season.
Our first tip is to choose a matt style paint which offers a durable chalky appearance for the walls and eggshell for interior woodwork. These types of paints work great in all types of properties, old and new. Depending on the shade, matt paints can offer a long-lasting contemporary look, whether you live in a Victorian cottage or a modern townhouse.
Our next tip is to choose a pale tone for rooms that don’t get much direct sunlight. So, when the winter months roll around, you won’t become tired of your dark, uninviting room. Soft, airy tones, also help to create the illusion of space, making them great for small rooms and cupboards and storage spaces. Whites, creams, pale pinks and pastel greens are all great examples of pale tones that will lift your mood regardless of the weather outside.
To facilitate a feeling of year-round comfort, we recommend opting for a warmer shade. These are great for spaces where you will want to cosy up by the fire in winter and entertain guests in the summer. We recommend mid tones for the feature walls, paired with a paler tone in the remainder of the room to get the best of both worlds. Subtle browns, mid greens and dusty greys are all timeless and will make the space inviting whether it is winter or summer!
Our final tip is to limit vibrant colours to small spaces. We all want to put our own unique stamp on our property, however if you are not intent on redecorating every six months, then we suggest keeping vibrant colours to small spaces. Alternatively, you may opt for a split wall effect where half the wall is a neutral shade, and the other half is a statement colour. Try to opt for different shades of colours that you naturally like and limit them to feature walls. Choosing a moody colour that evokes a feeling of emotion will keep you drawn to it year-round.
Another great option is to create a statement is to switch up the colour of the trim within the room. Painting the skirting boards a contracting colour to the walls can create vibrancy without becoming overpowering. Try to keep the contrasts subtle and complimentary.
For help with designing your room shades, give Painters and Decorators Nottingham a call. We can help you to choose the right colours to keep your home looking great all year round.