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How to Pick the Right Paint Colour For Your Home
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By: Michael Cotterill Email Article
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A poor paint job can dampen a mood. Walking into a room with messy walls or harsh colours can put a daily toll on your mental well-being. Nothing drastic, but it can certainly wear you down. It can be difficult to narrow down your options. Where do you even begin? Before even considering hiring a residential painter in Perth, think about what you hope to accomplish.


Start by picking a room to begin with rather than trying to decide every room colour at once and feeling overwhelmed. From there you can determine whether to use the same colour throughout your home or to change it up. Consistency can help tie together your style, but a single paint colour can be boring, especially if you grow to dislike it. In addition, the same colour can look drastically different from room to room due to natural and artificial lighting.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, wildly different colour schemes in every single room can be overwhelming and distracting. A balance is important, and this is where it might be helpful to enlist professional help. Some residential painters offer guidance and recommendations for your specific needs. Try to find a painting company with a qualified Interior Designer on staff, who provides consultancy services.


Browse online for home design blogs and websites for trendy inspiration to help guide you on your colour journey. Each year there are new ideas and trends that take Australia and the world by storm. From "Millenial Pink" to jewel tones and black accent walls, there are styles to fit every taste.

While there are always the classic neutral basics, you can add a bit more personality to your space with a pop of colour or a bold choice. Donít fear trends that come and go. Your paint decision doesnít have to last forever, and when you donít want to handle the hassle yourself, there are always home painters willing to lend a helping hand.


Colours affect our mood. Advertisers have harnessed this power for decades to try to influence our decisions. Consider how most fast food restaurant logos are red - it is thought to trigger attention and feelings of hunger. Or the use of blue by most technology companies (e.g. Facebook, Skype, Twitter), which is said to evoke feelings of strength and trust.

What do you want your room to say? Maybe you want it to be bright and happy or relaxing and calm. Colour can also conjure locations, such as dark green for outdoor beauty or blue for the coastal charm. There are endless options to make the space your own and create your dream setting.


When choosing a paint, you often get what you paid for. It is not ideal to go for the cheapest deal. Do your research beforehand, and if you are feeling overwhelmed by the mountain of choices, consult with a professional. Professional painters will generally have certain brands they prefer and recommend. Australia has many high-quality brands, but one of the most-trusted is Dulux. The company has been around for over 100 years and provides paint for all types of projects.

When hiring a residential painter, look out for one that is a Dulux Accredited Partner. These select few are certified by the company and have had their licenses and insurance independently verified. If you live in the Perth area, you can find one of these partners in Elite Painting - home painters you can trust for any residential project.

Michael Cotterill: Owner of Elite Painting as well as a well known Mandurah Painters will be offering house painting tips and information about painting, tools, equipment, and paint. You can learn more about our services by visiting us at [].

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