When designing and decorating your home, colour is the single most important visible element. It is what will make the difference between a nice looking home and one that has that immediate “WOW” factor from the street and when you first walk through the front door.
With this in mind it’s no wonder why people agonize over colour decisions, second guess themselves and quite often chop and change their minds many times during the design process.
One surefire way to avoid this mental anguish, save time, money and resources and ensure the finished design looks and feels exactly as you picture it in your mind is to hire a colour consultant during the planning stage.
Whether you are repainting a single room, renovating a space, designing a new home or just want to give your home more street appeal, a colour consultant can help guide your decisions to get the results you want first time around.
6 Reasons Why You Should Engage A Colour Consultant
1. Consistent Colour Scheme
A colour consultant will be able to clarify your vision. Whether you want modern and trendy, traditional or a more rustic feel in your home or space, a colour consultant will help develop a consistent colour scheme that elegantly ties everything together including:
- Skirting and architraves
- Architectural features
- Tiles and flooring
- Counter tops
- Window treatments
- Fabric choices for upholstery
- Exterior paint colours and finishes
2. Choose The Right Paints
Far too often homeowners will love a colour in the paint store only to realise it looks different in their home. A colour consultant will have a broad knowledge of the different paint available and what will best suit your specific needs. A good colour consultant will also know what a paint will look like in a specific room or space before you actually apply it, which can save you a lot of time, money and stress if you end up needing to repaint or reupholster.
3. Blend With Existing Design/Furniture
If you are not looking to remodel or refurnish and entire space and just want to make a few new additions or adjustments, a colour consultant will help you select the right colours to unify existing elements. Often when homeowners remodel or refurnish without proper guidance there no consistency between the old and the new so the home feels disjointed, jarring and unresolved.
4. Objective Opinion
If you have a favourite colour it’s highly likely you’ll tend to choose similar colours when designing your home even if that colour does not match your scheme or desired finished result. A colour consultant can be much valued second opinion and give you unbiased feedback on what will look best.
5. Get The Right Feel
Colours can have a big effect on our emotions. To ensure your home or room has the desired feel your colour consultant will use their experience and knowledge around the psychology of guide to make you decisions.
6. Decorating Ideas
As well as offering expert advice on colour selections and good colour consultant will also be able to assist with decorating ideas that work with your theme and personal taste
Of course every project is different and a most colour consultants work on projects big and small. From simple advice on wall colours for a single room, to developing the full colour scheme of a new home from architectural plans.
Whatever your specific project may be it is always best to talk to a colour consultant as early as possible in the planning stage to avoid any costly mistakes.
Our resident Salt Living Colour Consultant is an award winning interior designer and colour consultant who can help you with any colour selections and ensure your designs make the impact that you’re aiming for.
If you have any colour questions, or upcoming project that you’d like some expert help with, please call us on 07 55 367 841 or send a message on our Contact Form.