Choosing the right paint colour is thrilling, but can also feel daunting at times. It sets the tone for an entire living space, influencing both mood and ambiance. One brand that has been a trusted companion during this decision-making process is Dulux, with select colours available at Empire’s Design Centre. Read on to explore the art of selecting the perfect paint colour and discover some popular Dulux shades that elevate all interior spaces.
Understanding the Power of Colour
Before diving into the world of paint colours, it’s essential to understand the impact of different hues. Warm colours like reds and oranges tend to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, while cool tones like blues and greens evoke calmness and a tranquil vibe. Neutrals on the other hand provide a versatile backdrop, allowing furnishings and decor to be more flexible.
Harmony in Hues
When selecting colours for different rooms, consider creating a harmonious flow from room to room. Most paint companies offer colour families that work together, making it easier to achieve a cohesive and well-balanced look. For instance, a combination of Dulux’s “Tranquil Dawn” in the living room and “Caramel Blush” in the dining area can create a fluid transition while giving off a distinct feel in each room.
Neutrals form the backbone of most interior design schemes, providing a timeless and elegant backdrop for furnishings and decor. “Delicate White” and “Fog” are popular choices for those seeking a sophisticated neutral palette, and happen to be available at the Empire Design Centre. These shades complement various design preferences, from classic to more modern interiors.
Bold and Beautiful
For those who crave a splash of drama, there’s a range of bold and vibrant colours to choose from. “Teal Tension” and “Denim Drift” are perfect examples of hues that can add character to a room without overwhelming the space. Consider using these shades as accent walls or for smaller, statement areas like a front entrance or powder room.
The Power of Pastels
Soft pastels can infuse a room with charm and peacefulness. “Tranquil Retreat” and “Blush Pink” are popular choices for bedrooms or nurseries. These gentle tones create a soothing environment, promoting relaxation and a sense of calm.
Testing, Testing 1-2-3
Before committing to a colour, be sure to test it in different lighting conditions. There’s even sample pots available to see how colours look at different hours. This step is crucial, as lighting can influence how a colour appears.