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Deciding on the perfect colour to paint the exterior or interior of your home may seem difficult when you consider the amount of colours, shades and different brands that are on offer. But choosing the right colour that fits your home is important not only short-term, but long-term as well. There are a couple of factors that you need to take into consideration before you make your final decision.

The biggest fear that most homeowners have is choosing the wrong colour and repainting it all. In Melbourne, we aim to provide the best commercial and residential painting services. Many of the clients we’ve worked with have faced this issue, and to solve this problem easily, we have found that it is necessary to understand how your home is affected by the elements. We have devised a list of key points that address how you can avoid some of the biggest mistakes made when repainting a residential home:


The way your paint appears on the walls of your home can dramatically differ depending on your choice of lighting. For instance, vibrant red walls can feel suffocating in a room with a dim ceiling or lamp light, but look attractive in natural sunlight and a grey-toned paint colour could look too dark in dimly lit rooms. To avoid any issues after painting, it is wise to bring a paint swatch into the room before painting to see it with your lighting

Unless you’re going for a different theme in every room, it is important to create a cohesive mood throughout your entire home. Therefore, you should consider how your paint colour works with every room in your home and how it integrates into the mood and theme of each surrounding room. 


Possibly the most important element of any room is the furniture. Before painting their walls, many make the mistake of not considering the type and colour of their furniture. For example, if you have already chosen dark furniture pieces, it is often recommended to opt for lighter paint palettes to create light within the space. This simple consideration creates a more spacious environment.

If you’re aiming for a spacious room, choose white walls. If you’re aiming to create an enclosed space, choose darker paint colours. However, it is also important to consider the way each colour feels in your room. Blues are calm and cool. Reds are warm. Greens are tranquil and healthy. Purples promote relaxation. Yellow provides energy. 

By considering each of these factors you are most likely to end up with a room that you love. If in doubt, it is an option to paint a patch of your wall and live with it for a while before painting the entire room. And if you’re having too much trouble deciding, you can hire a professional to assist in the colour selection process.