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Are you looking for ideas of how to revitalise your home? Are you looking to brighten up your kitchen or bathroom or give the whole place a makeover? From understanding matching colour to knowing how to use it create atmosphere I aim to cover it here....

Colour has the ability to completely alter the feel as well as look of our home.

The Colour Wheel in simple terms is a circle filled with colour & shows the connections between primary, secondary & complementary colours.

This is one of the best tools for the home decorator to have, they are available in a variety of places including DIY stores & online. Knowing how to choose the colours that complement & co-ordinate with can mean the difference between harmony & chaos. You no doubt will know that the three primary colours are Red, blue & yellow. Everything else in the colour wheel can be created using a combination of these.

Secondary colours - these are made when two primary colours are mixed together. If you take yourself back to school days you will probably recall that red & yellow make orange, red & blue make purple etc.

Tertiary colours – these just follow secondary, another word for third. They include blue-violet, red-orange, blue-green. These colours are concocted by combining a mix of primary & secondary colours .

Analogous are colours that are side by side on the colour wheel, for example mauve, purple & red, or blues & green. Think of them as having a common base .

Then there are Complementary colours, these are opposites, as many say opposites attract, think of red & green or blue & yellow, these combinations can create harmony when used together.

It's possible to divide the colour wheel into ranges, making categories active or passive to the eye.

Active colours will appear to advance when placed against passive hues. Passive colours appear to recede when positioned against active hues.

How to make a room cosier, darker colours are said to create a cosier feel than say white, the red & peach tones give the feeling of warmth & can seem more welcoming. Using medium tones of greens & blue tend to give a more intimate air than neutral creams & whites. Then there is the matter of temperature, creating a cool atmosphere is generally achieved with a blue base, warmth are red & orange families.

Walls and a ceiling painted medium greens and blues give the room an atmosphere of intimacy as compared to white walls.

Once you know how to make colour work for you, all that is left to do is choose the paint, get your tools, & get to work. It's at this stage that I find a Paint Zoom Sprayer comes in handy, it saves time & depending upon how much you choose to tackle, there is potential to transform your home in hours.


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