Green Bedside Table – Choosing colour schemes for your home can be a very daunting prospect for some people! More especially when you are inspired by a colour and then are disappointed with the final results as the hue or tone is not quite what you had in mind.
Paint manufacturers introduced miniature paint sample pots some years ago as well as the opportunity to mix paint colours to your requirements as a way to help reduce ‘disasters’ for the average DIY person.
The same principles can also be applied when choosing fabrics for window treatments are soft furnishings. Many high street and online retailers will supply swatches of fabrics to help you get exactly what you want.
Another great advantage of asking for swatches is that you will also be able to see and feel the quality of the fabric being offered. This can potentially save you time and more importantly money!
Colour charts are also available for paints and are a good starting point to finding the colour you require, after making a decision the next step is to try the sample pots and actually paint the colour onto your wall. Allow it to dry and revisit to look at the colour at different times during the day and evening. The colour will no doubt alter as light enters the room at different strengths, watch out for shadow casting and see whether you still like the colour!
Again similar principles should be applied with fabric samples for windows. You should give serious consideration to having any curtain lined as this will not only help them to hang properly the lining will also reduce fading and reduce the amount of light coming through them. Sheer fabrics such as voile and faux silk can also be lined to achieve a delicate look which is less transparent.
Colour can transform your home into light and airy places or deeply sensuous and opulent grandeur! Deep rich colours are ideal for larger sized rooms, however should be used sparingly to help prevent the room being turned into a dull and dingy ‘hole’.
Paler tones are great for giving the illusion of more space and are therefore ideal for small rooms.
Many people are unaware that colour can also influence your moods and many believe that inappropriate colours can make you feel ill! Of course, those who follow Feng Shui will be all to aware of the importance of colour to create peace, harmony and positive energies.
The latest colour trends included tones of yellow and lavender. Both of these colours can be used in combination with a wide palette of contrasting colours as well as white. Try coordinating lime green with lavender for a chic and stylish look which offers a crisp, clean look to a room or zesty yellow with lime green for a refreshing light and airy feel in kitchens and bathrooms.
Ooze opulence and sophistication with deep shades of purple coordinated with silver or gold. Team with soft furnishing with faux crystals chandelier and beaded bedside table lamps in either lilac, clear or copper for a regal and majestic look in master bedrooms.