While many people choose to paint their homes in a traditional white or off-white colour, home owners are getting more and more comfortable introducing colour into their lives. Painting your living room, bedroom or kitchen using a combination of bold and vibrant colours can add a new and interesting visual dimension to any home. If you’re looking for a unique and exciting interior design project, here’s what you should know about combining paint colours.

Find Colours that Match

Not all colours look good together. Some shades clash and look displeasing or overwhelming to the eye when place side by side. Complimentary colours are the ones that are across from each other on the colour wheel. There are three pairings of complimentary colours: yellow and purple, red and green, and blue and orange. Analogous colours, or colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel such as red and orange, can also create a fresh and interesting space. For a dynamic and visually appealing space, try pairing these colour combinations—the atmosphere of the room can be changed by altering the hue and intensity of the colours.

Pair with Neutrals

Neutrals are paint colours that are close to white but have an undertone of yellow, green, blue or red. These more subtle paint colours pair well with bright and bold paint colours. If you choose to paint your room a deep blue, for example, a neutral trim with a soft blue tone can help make the space feel more calm and balanced. Pair bold and neutral tones of the same colour is a great way to add a unique flair to a room without making the space overpowering or uninviting.

Painting your home can be a challenge, especially if you’re experimenting with different paint colours. The friendly and professional staff at Ottawa-Gatineau Painting can help you with an interior painting  project, no matter the size or intricacy of your interior design plans. Contact us today to learn more about how Ottawa-Gatineau Painting can help turn your house into a home.