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How To Choose The Right Paint Colour For Your House - Bristol Paints Capalaba

How To Choose The Right Paint Colour For Your House

Choosing the right paint colour for your house can have a huge impact on the feel and general aesthetic of your home. It’s important to do some preliminary research and preparation to ensure you choose paint colours that match and coordinate with your furniture, decor, and lifestyle. While it’s possible to change your mind and repaint your house later on, getting it right the first time can save you a lot of time and money. To help you make your decision, we share some of our tips to select the best colour for your home.

Finding inspiration for painting your house

If you are an avid user of social media, Pinterest is a great platform for gaining home inspiration. By creating a board dedicated to your vision for your house and looking through the millions of images, designs, and DIY guides available, you can compile a really personalised collection of ideas. Pin things that inspire you and get you excited about painting and revamping your home. Soon, you’ll have a mood board that you can reference when you start shopping for paint for your house.

On the other hand, if you prefer a more hands on approach, you can create a mood board manually. Looking through magazines and catalogues can be a great way to get inspired. The best part is they don’t even have to be home-specific! You should be able to find snippets of colour schemes you like and themes you connect with in almost any magazine or catalogue. You can either cut them out and stick them in a scrapbook or on cardboard, or you could take photos of them and store them in your camera or phone for easy reference. 

Consider paint colour and finish for your home

Now that you’ve got a theme and general direction that you want to follow with your renovation project, it’s time to start thinking about choosing paint. There is plenty to consider when it comes to this step, and the right paint colour for your home will depend on:

  • What the room is used for
  • Lighting
  • Flooring
  • Furniture

You want to choose colours that complement the existing factors like furniture and flooring, while taking lighting into consideration. A dark room would probably benefit from lighter shades of paint, for example. On the other hand, if you have kids or pets, you may want to consider using darker shades and a glossier finish to make it easier to clean and keep clean. However, if your walls have lumps, bumps, or scratches, a more matte finish would work better as a high-gloss finish would highlight these imperfections.

Our paint recommendations 

We know there is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right paint for your house. It is a good idea to take your mood board with you to your local paint shop. Keep your inspiration with you while you browse colour swatches. Talk to our team at Bristol Paints Capalaba about getting some sample pots that you can try out on the wall. Seeing how they look in the room helps you get a feel for the finished product, and makes it easier to narrow down your search for paint colours and finishes for your home.


At Bristol Paints Capalaba, we also provide colour consultations which offer personalised painting advice to help you choose the right paint for your house. Talking to experienced paint stylists is a great way to take the stress out of the project and narrow down your search for the best paint colours. Contact us to learn more or call us on (07) 3245 4558 to chat to our friendly team.