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Tuesday 8th of February 2022

What’s a colour palette?

Are you are hearing the words warm or cool tones, light or dark and wondering 'what is MY colour palette?"
Let us help you find your style.
Warm or Cool
Creamy Neutrals, Beige and Tan are examples warm colours. Warm colours are often used to make large rooms seem cozier.  A warm tone in your floors will give your rooms the base for a 'warmer' room. Continue using either light or dark warm tones in your paint or decor.
Grey, Green, Blue and Purple are examples cool colours. Unlike warm colors, cool colors look as though they recede, making them great for small rooms that you want to appear larger. A cool tone floor is the beginning of a tranquil and relaxing environment.
Color Emotion

Warm colours can be stimulating, making them a good choice for rooms that see a lot of activity like lounge and sitting areas. Cool colours make you feel calm, relaxed, and refreshed. That's why cool hues are natural for bedrooms and baths, places where you go to unwind and relax.

Create Balance

An important thing to remember when using both warm and cool colours is that no room should have just one. If you want your room to be cozy, use warm colours for the dominant scheme and add a few elements that incorporate cool colours (and vice versa). As with all elements of decorating it's important to have some balance and contrast.

When choosing colours to use for your home projects, it's important to think about the mood you want to create and whether you want it to feel light and airy or cozy and intimate. Knowing the difference between warm and cool colours is the first step.

Our expert team can assist in helping you create the right mood for your home.