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How to choose the right wall colour for your home

Posted by : Siddharth Jalan on | Apr 17,2018

While white is the go-to colour for interior walls, UrbanClap brings to you the AtoZ of wall colour ideas that you need to know. Read on for some smart wall colour tips that is sure to gather some envious looks from onlooker.

A good rule of the thumb is to remember the color wheel.

- Colours near each other: Ideally, the colours near each other on the color wheel are parallel to each other and will allow one color to stand out more than the other.

- Contrast: The colors that are opposite to each other on the color wheel such as green and red will play along and complement at the same time. For instance, a warm shade like red can complement well with a muted shade like pink, peach, or buttery yellow.

- Same shade: Staying within one shade of colour such as blue, will give you an ultra-fine and calming effect.

- Refreshing colours: Cool colours like blues, greens or purples makes small rooms appear larger and more spacious.

- Hues: Warm colours like reds, yellows, oranges will give the room a more dynamic and vibrant look.


1. Calming look
Staying within the same shade can give your room a subtle tone. This ideally looks best in a bathroom or a bedroom for the soothing factor. Select a darker colour for one wall and then another in the same color scheme but a different shade and slightly lighter. Light colours like blue, lavender and pinks and yellows are great choices for a romantic feeling of restfulness in a room. If you’re looking for a calm ambience, choose lighter shades of either cool or warm colours. Further, don’t hold on to the rule of one shade and one texture - experiment!

2. Elegant look

Neutral colours or nude tones offer elegance and a spring seasoned-feel to the room. They need not just be a pale white or soft beige. The best part about neutral shades is the ability to experiment with warm colours  for the trims as well as for pillows and furnitures just so as to contrast the neutral tone of the room. Another rule of thumb -- lighter colours makes the room more spacious in appearance. Rust, mahogany wood will offer an instant elegance and a feeling of earthiness and richness.

3. Vibrant look

Love the colours in a pizza? How about you saw those colours in your room? A vibrant room is a mix of warm shades of reds, oranges or even gold and muted shades of pink, peach, yellow. Choose two colours next to each other on the colour wheel for a visually contrasting and a dramatic touch to the room.

Creating Focal Points

Think of the focal points in your room when you’re painting it. You can later on change the look of your room by adding contrast or creating darker or neutral tones. You can highlight any eye-catchy element in your rooms with a darker, complementary shade to the one you have chosen for your walls.

You may think that you're limited to white or light neutrals for your walls if you're decorating your home, but almost any wall color can work in a home if you have the right lighting and decor accessories. And with these wall colour tips you can now choose a paint colour for your home like a pro!