Choosing Colours for a Newly Renovated Room

Choosing Colours for a Newly Renovated Room

Vancouver Home Interior PaintingYou’ve just had that great home renovation done, and want to most effectively complete the look. Whether your new room is a spacious, open area or a smaller, cozy spot, once the construction is done, choosing a suitable paint colour can be as important as planning the layout itself. Colour always plays a big role in getting the total look and feel you want to achieve. Consult an experienced home interior painting company for just the right advice.

When it comes to home interior painting, naturally there are a huge variety of colours you can choose from to perfectly suit every room in your house. If you now have a completely new room that wasn’t there before, however, it may be a challenge to know how to best incorporate its colour scheme into your home’s existing design and theme. Instead of being overwhelmed by a vast selection, see it as an opportunity to find a truly successful colour by considering a number of factors.

Painting a New Room? Things to Think About:

  • Pick a Colour that Suits the Room’s Purpose

Think about the size and intended use of your newly created space. If it’s a home office, for example, you’ll want to go with a shade that’s not overly distracting but not too calming, either. Something that makes you feel comfortable and able to concentrate well is optimum, such as a rich, deep golden shade. If your renovated room is more expansive and will be used for entertaining, you can afford to add some more verve and play up the drama. In general, remember that greater space gives you the opportunity to play with some darker shades, whereas smaller rooms tend to benefit from lighter colours, to avoid that closed-in feeling.

  • Has the Light Changed?

Skylight PaintedWhen picking a paint colour, it’s advisable to consider the lighting in the newly created room. Along with the renovated space, did you gain windows or skylights that weren’t there before? Or was it necessary to reduce the amount of natural light in order to get the right configuration? If you find that not enough light enters the room, then it’s generally best to avoid dark colours. Choose lighter shades that help the room appear brighter, even with minimal lighting. Take into consideration the quality and intensity of the room’s artificial light, as well as how the space looks at night. Your home interior painting specialists can assess the setting and give you the best tips on the colour choices that work best.

  • Unify: Make Your New Colour Complementary

If you want to keep a good “flow” from room to room, make sure that the newly created room isn’t too different or jarring from the colours of the surrounding or adjacent areas. Colour harmony can be a real design asset, as it maintains a cohesive background palette that ties it all together. To achieve some variation, consider using different tints or shades of a unifying color that is common to a number of rooms, including the connecting hallways. Experiment with accent walls and trim colours to create visual relief.

  • Avoid Novelty: Choose a Colour You Can Live With

With the renovation process completed, you’ve probably had enough upheaval for the time being. When selecting your new room colour, make sure you don’t get caught up in the novelty of having a freshly altered layout and go too far out on a limb with decorating. Pick a colour that you truly enjoy and can happily live with for the foreseeable future. Then you can focus on choosing the rest of the room’s décor, knowing that your background setting is just the way you want it.


“PETER BYRNE is the owner and hands-on manager of Kassel Painting Limited. In the last two decades he has run over 1500 painting projects totalling $5.5M. There is little that can go right (or wrong) on a job-site he has not seen, solved, and lived to talk about.”

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