Do I Need a Colour Consultation?
Colour, Do It Yourself ~ DYI, HopeDesigns.ca, Interior DecoratingFebruary 11, 2014
A colour consultation can save a colour catastrophe
Have you ever walked into a room in your house and had the disastrous feeling that you hate the way the room looks? If you’ve recently purchased a house, that is a dread that is very real and very possible. One of the most likely reasons for this would be colours. Colours, colours, colours. It’s a tricky thing doing it well. You can look at a million photos online, find one in which you think the colours look fantastic, but unless you can match everything in that room (size, dimensions, furniture, accents), then you may just set yourself up for disaster. It’s not that easy.
Consider a colour consultation from Hope Designs as a viable option. You might be surprised by how many people jump into it and find themselves spending an insane amount of money to redo walls because the colours don’t quite go as well as anticipated or the lighting and furniture affect the colours negatively. There are so many things that could go wrong.
Here are just a few things that a colour consultation can do that might save you from a colour catastrophe.
Trends or Traditional: Whether you’re going with the new trends in colour coordinating or you prefer the more traditional look, you can benefit from someone keeping in mind the architecture, trim, ceilings, flooring, and everything that will come into play to create the entire look.
Furniture: We can work with the furniture, accents, and existing accessories you already own, if needed. This is something that can’t be looked up, researched online, or sorted through using some online colour palette program. If you have existing furnishings to work with, you could use the input of someone looking at those furnishings and giving their expert opinion.
Lighting: The fact is, lighting conditions affect colours in all kinds of ways. Experts know how different colours absorb light and understand how a particular shade of blue might end up looking more purple in certain circumstances.
Psychology: Our Design consultants understand how colours inspire different emotions and moods. Blues and greens are generally considered calming colours, while reds can result in strong, intense emotions, but can also be warm and welcoming in certain circumstances. It is a complex route to go down, determining colours and the moods they encourage. Colour consultants are known for keeping this in mind at all times.
Tones and undertones: You may have long decided that your favourite colour is green and that you would like to use that colour throughout your home. But there are millions of greens. All colours can come with undertones that may be compatible or incompatible with the other colours in your home. Experts are used to determining these things and making sure that you’re not disappointed.
There are many considerations when decorating a new home. It is often overlooked, but colours are the most visible aspects of your entire house. It affects every wall, floor, furnishing, and object in it. Don’t take the colour choices you make too lightly. You may find that it will colour your opinion of the entire house.
Hope Designs recommends Benjamin Moore Paints for professional results.
Our consultations are very reasonably priced. You will get tips and insights from our professionals in addition to our “ready to list” handbook. You never know, after meeting with our team you may decide to hire us after all!
Read about our consultation services here book a consultation today or give us a call at 416-557-7903
We look forward to working with you! The Hope Designs Team