Note these factors while choosing the right colour palette for your house

Colours can influence the character and moods of the people living in the house. Image courtesy: Daxiao Productions/Shutterstock

Everyone cherishes the dream of having a house of their own where they could build special moments and memories. However, the painting works of the house is a vital element that grants elegance to your dream abode. An unflattering colour or shoddily done painting could actually ruin the overall look of the house. These colours can even influence the character and moods of the people living the house.

In the olden days, houses had donned just two shades of colours. They either had whitewashed walls or had the earthy tones of mud. However, now, people are ready to experiment with colour pallets and textures when it comes to painting the house. The shape of the structure, backdrop, the buildings around the house and the terrain are some of the factors that need to be kept in mind while choosing appropriate hues for exteriors. Meanwhile, the colour of the flooring, the size of the rooms, the nature of the furniture and most importantly the preferences of the family members should be considered while selecting the colour theme for the interiors.

It is not wise to paint your house in the same shade that you liked on another house. Make sure to go through the catalogues of more than two companies before choosing the right shades. Have a proper idea about the specialities of each variety of paints and the shade range too. The trend of using darker colours in homes has given way to lighter and more pleasant shades that are soothing to the eyes.

Each room in the house dons unique moods. The colours must be chosen to suit that ambience. For instance, lighter shades of hues look great in bedrooms. Light green and pink shades would make the bedrooms look and feel amazing. Similarly, the dining area is the most vibrant space in a house. So, darker shades could be tried here. Reds and blues would add a touch of elegance to the dining space.

The kitchen, meanwhile, denotes splendid energy and creativity. So, lively shades perfectly suit kitchen. However, the preferences of the person who mostly uses the kitchen must be considered while choosing the colour. The living room has to be regal and elegant. Lighter shades and pleasant colours like orange could be used in the living room.

Kerala has a tropical climate that receives amazing rainfall and sunshine too. So, weather conditions like this should be in mind while selecting the colour and texture of the paint. High-quality emulsion and waterproof cement paints could be chosen for the outer walls. Meanwhile, using plastic emulsion inside the house has been the latest trend. Highlighting one of the walls in a room with a brighter shade and matching the walls with the colour of the floor too are popular trends. 

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