Roy Hutchison :: Colour Schemes
Selecting a Colour Scheme
One of the most essential elements in the creation of an atmosphere in a property is the choice of colour schemes. As you will probably be aware, there is a very wide range of colours available to choose from nowadays, and this seems to be continually growing. We recommend and use the Dulux colour range, which has proved itself to be of a very high standard time and time again.
Colours will change with the light
When choosing a colour, bear in mind that it will look darker or stronger in a large area than it does on a colour chart. The biggest influence on the final appearance of the chosen colour, particularly on walls and ceilings, will be the amount and type of light in the room. In general, the poorer the lighting, the darker the paint will appear.
Use colour testers
Use a 'colour tester' so that you can assess the effect of a colour in the room it will eventually feature in. These are available from all good supply shops, and usually free.
Test your colours
Apply the colour testers to pieces of white card; you can then move the piece of card around the room to see how the colour will look in different lighting conditions as well as matching it against furnishings.
Check your colour scheme now!
If you want to instantly get an idea Dulux also offer a very handy tool to help you visualise how your colour choices will look in real life. This is called the Dulux MousePainter™ and we highly recommend you taking a look at it!
Making the wrong colour choice can be a costly mistake, both in terms of materials and of time. We will always try to help you with your choices (after all, advice is free!). When we make your free initial visit, we will be happy to answer any questions you might have
Roy Hutchison Decorating
1 Mill View
Devon EX36 3NU
Tel/Fax: 01 398 341 440
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