6 Points to consider while choosing paint colours for your room

Posted by Team ABEsquare 13/04/2016 0 Comment(s) Homes,

If the walls of your home currently reflect your kids’ artistic talents, and you have decided that your home needs a fresh coat of paint – then the big question is – what colour do you choose for your walls? The task of choosing the right colours for one’s walls can be intimidating.

We all know that the right colour can make a world of difference to a room. The colours that we choose for our home décor and walls are a reflection of our personality and can influence our moods and thoughts. A proper colour flow can create a sense of continuity and harmony in our home and seamlessly connect one space to the next.

What points do you need to consider while choosing the colours for your walls?


  • Colour of your floor – I bet you did not think of this one! Most of us tend to overlook the colour of our floor while choosing wall colours. The floor takes up the second largest surface area in a room and hence its colour needs to be considered while choosing a wall paint colour. The shade of your floor will contrast with your walls and thus affect how the paint on your walls look. 

  • Colour of your existing furniture – Choose a wall colour that works with your existing furniture. If your furnishings and furniture have neutral tones or are in white, then you can choose bright colours for your walls.  

 Light colored furniture


  • Colour of your curtains and upholstery – Try to ensure that the colour of your furnishings does not compete with the colour of your walls.

colorful wall paper

  • Size of your room – Light colours are expansive and airy and make rooms seem larger and brighter. Dark colours are sophisticated and warm and they give large rooms a more intimate appearance. Light-coloured ceilings will attract attention and help open up a space. Dark-coloured ceilings give the impression of lowering the room’s height

  • Kind of lighting in the room - The type of artificial and natural lighting in a room plays a large role in how a colour appears within that setting. Look at your paint sample in the morning, at noon and at night, so that you can see how the colour changes as the light quality changes. Particular colours can be enhanced by different lighting conditions.

  • Colour of artwork in your room – Most of us have artwork or prints that we like to display in our rooms. Consider the colours of all such artwork and projects to be displayed on the walls before finalising on the wall colours.

Some Don’t while choosing colours for your rooms:

  • Don’t go by the trend of the year – trends keep changing every year, but getting your home painted every year is not a practical option! Choose colours that you feel you can live with for the next 5 years, at least.

  • Don’t assume that your favourite colour – like a magenta, maroon or cobalt blue would look good on the walls of your home.

room with pleasant wall paper

  • Don’t be tied down by what the colour manuals and articles on colour psychology say. Do what feels right for you. After all, it is your house!