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My Tips for Selecting the Right Hues for Your Home

When it comes to designing our homes selecting the right hues can make all the difference in creating a space that reflects our personal style and evokes the desired atmosphere.

It's essential to consider various factors such as the size of the room, the amount of natural light and the existing elements. In this blog post, I will share tips on selecting the perfect hues to help you create stunning and harmonious colour schemes that bring your unique vision to life.

Client: Detail Architects | Project: Kirkgate Cottage

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Tip one

Consider the Size and Lighting of the Space

One trade secret is to choose lighter shades for smaller rooms. Light colours have the power to create a sense of openness and make the space appear larger. They reflect more natural light enhancing the overall brightness and airy feel of the room. On the other hand, darker hues can add coziness and intimacy to larger spaces creating a warm and inviting ambiance. By understanding the size and lighting dynamics of your rooms you can select colorus that optimise the visual impact and create the desired atmosphere.

Tip two

Harmonise with Existing Elements

Another tip for selecting the right hues is to consider the existing elements in the room such as furniture, flooring and finishes. These elements provide a foundation for your colour scheme and should be taken into account when choosing colours. Look for hues that complement or harmonise with these elements. For example, if you have a wooden floor with warm undertones then selecting earthy or warm colour palettes can create a cohesive and harmonious look. By considering the existing elements, you can ensure that your colour scheme flows seamlessly throughout the space.

Tip three

Change the hues depending on the season

During the warmer months you can opt for lighter and brighter hues that reflect the vibrant energy of spring and summer. Think pastel tones, floral patterns or even classic blue and white. As autumn and winter approach you can transition to richer and deeper shades like warm ochre, rich terracotta or cosy earthy tones to create a sense of warmth and comfort.

Client: Detail Architects | Project: Kirkgate Cottage

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You may be thinking, how can i do this without completely redesigning a room?

Soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, rugs and curtains provide an excellent opportunity to add colour and pattern to your space. The beauty of using soft furnishings to introduce colour is that they are relatively easy to change and update, allowing you to refresh your colour scheme with each season or whenever you desire a new look.

By incorporating colour through soft furnishings, you have the freedom to experiment and play with different colour palettes, textures and patterns, adding personality and flair to your space. This approach not only allows you to keep your home feeling fresh and updated but also gives you the flexibility to adapt your colour scheme to match the changing seasons or your evolving style preferences.


By considering the size, lighting and existing elements, you can confidently create stunning and harmonious colour schemes for your home. Remember, colour is a powerful tool that can elevate your home's design and reflect your unique style. With a thoughtful selection of hues you can create an atmosphere that not only resonates with your personal taste but also brings joy and comfort to your everyday life.

Louise x


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