Common Colour Mistakes

Mistakes cane be easily avoided if you use colour common sense when decorating your home. Mistakes cane be easily avoided if you use colour common sense when decorating your home.

*Colour is very powerful. If in doubt, start a couple of shades lighter.

*Colour behaves differently in different rooms and when next to other colours. Try out tester paintpots first – they are a small price to pay for getting it right.

*Different shades, tones and tints can clash terribly, so try and get a sense of what colours mix well together by testing them out.

*Other members of the household may have colour sensitivities very different from yours. Make sure everyone has a place where they feel at ease.

*As a rule, try to avoid dynamic colours for tranquil spaces, and soporific shades where you need focused thought and action.

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