How Do You Choose The Right Paint Colour?

Putting a new paint colour on the walls is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to transform a room. But where do you start if haven’t already picked out a colour? An interiors designer or colour consultant can help you hone in on the general colour you want such as yellow, gray, white or green. A pro can also advice on the specific paint colour to choose.

I just read an article on Houzz and picked up these useful tips to find out which colours you truly love.

  1. Visit your closet!

    Look to your closet and see what colours you wear often. Those are probably the colours you feel most comfortable.

  2. Unearth your happy memories!

    Find out what are the colours that have made you happy during your life. Colours that brings pleasant memories.

  3. Envision the feeling you want

    Think what kind of atmosphere you are looking for. Maybe it’s a cosy or perhaps serene feeling. That helps you decide if the dark or light tone is best for your purposes.

  4. Seek inspiration

    Browse interior magazines and photos on internet to see how different colour look on the walls on real homes.

  5. Narrow down your options no more than 4 colour

    When you have settle on a general colour - let’s say blue - then choose different shades of it and you will noticed that some has purple, some green tones etc. Pick up the shades you like most.

  6. Put paint samples right on the wall

    look at the samples on the wall at various times of day to see how the light conditions change the colour. Live with the colours for a couple of days and when a clear winner emerges, you are ready to paint the walls.

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Moodboards for this spring

Most of us are waiting for spring to come and perhaps looking for some new ideas how to refresh home and make it cozier and inviting. I made two moodboards in different shades - one with natural tones and another one with more vibrant colours but not too striking. How do you like these colour schemes? Which one is more for your own taste?

Neutral natural vibes.

Neutral natural vibes.

Tropical vibes with soft colours.

Tropical vibes with soft colours.

Scandinavian Style Meets Andalucian Vibes

So sorry for not updating blog and telling what had been going on lately! The summer is gone and autumn is here, actually saw already some xmas decorations going on… Anyways, I want to show you some before & after pics of a project I did in Costa del Sol this summer.

This townhouse had downstairs a pretty dark living room together with a dining area, a separate and dated kitchen and a Finnish sauna without a shower. The aim was to make it lighter, fresh & airy with Andalucian vibes. Something such as “ Scandinavian style meets Andalucian vibes”.

First thing was to renew the kitchen. A wall was demolished to make the space more open, kitchen cabinets were changed from the old ones to modern yet cosy grey Ikea cabinets. The counter top was changed from murky granite to warm wooden one.

First thing was to renew the kitchen. A wall was demolished to make the space more open, kitchen cabinets were changed from the old ones to modern yet cosy grey Ikea cabinets. The counter top was changed from murky granite to warm wooden one. New fridge, owen, range hood, sink and taps - all in stainless steel - make the kitchen fresh & functional. Matt white metro tiles of the backsplash fits extremely well with the grey cabinets.

Second big change was done in the bathroom of the sauna. It was just a toilet & sauna. The whole layout was rearranged. A shower was added to the space, and the toilet and sink were changed to new more functional ones. Matt white tiles embrace the colourful Andalucian style floor tiles.

Also all the light fixers were renewed downstairs, and all the walls were painted in the whole house. The old furniture were kept except the huge brown couch in the living room. New textiles such as curtains, cushions, bedlinen and rugs create a cosy & attractive atmosphere to the whole home.

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Home-staging Project

I have an interesting & fascinating home-staging project right now! The aim is to make the flat move-in-ready, so that the new owner can use the apartment straight away and no need to do any renovation nor shopping.

Now the walls are painted in white and light grey to create light, airy and fresh look. I chose green as an accent colour and used it in wallpaper, textiles and decorative items.

There are still some small things to do, but you can check some pictures of the project already at Home-staging by Tiina.