If you're considering using white on your walls, you'll need to decide between a warm or cool white. Divina says, “Warm whites can have undertones of brown, yellow, green or red, create a welcoming feel to your home. Whereas cool whites can appear to have undertones of, grey, mauve or blue and can create a modern or contemporary look.”
Using deep, strong colours such as grey and black can introduce a contemporary feel in your room. Divina suggests, “Using a darker charcoal grey can create a sophisticated approach to a master bedroom.” A lighter silver grey can brighten up a dark room and using a light grey on your main walls can add a touch of elegance.
Painting with cool colours, such as light blue can give the perception of making a room appear larger. This can also add a calm and tranquil ambiance to a room. Blue walls in the bathroom can feel clean and fresh, whereas introducing a deeper navy on your bedroom walls can add a level of sophistication.
If you want to create a warm feeling in a room, you can choose deep reds, browns, burnt oranges and yellows. These warmer hues are a great choice for living and dining rooms.
Green is considered a relaxing and restful colour that can add personality and a feeling of peace to a room, depending on the tone and brightness. Green walls can also refresh a space that needs a lift, especially in those citrus shades.
Dark purple walls can create a rich, dramatic statement with a feeling of luxury. For a softer or more subdued feeling, try a light purple in a lilac or lavender shade.