How to Pick the Right Wall Paint Colour

Why is it that we are attracted to certain things more than the others? Why is it that we find certain things more appealing and the other things rather uncomfortable? It is the colour. You will be surprised to know that more than 60 percent of our choices of place or object are based on colours. This is called ‘colour psychology’. So, it is extremely important to choose the right colour. Here is how you can pick the right wall paint colour for your house.

If you are not sure which colour will look the best in your house or room, it will be a good idea to experiment in a small portion of the wall or the area which is hidden from the view. For instance, you can carry out your experiment in the store room or the cloak room. Also, choose the area where you can see the results quickly. This will allow you to try various colours and then make the choice accordingly.


The colour is also a great reflection of the mood. Therefore, before picking the colour for your room, you must also consider what mood you are trying to elicit. For instance, if you are planning to get calm and soothing mood in the bedroom, then go for the muted and neutral colours. On the other hand, for intimated and more dramatic feel go for the bold and striking colours.

Lighting also plays an important role while choosing the paint colour. If the wall is exposed to the natural light during the day it will bring out the truest colour. On the other hand, if you want to bring out yellows and warm tones then you can use the incandescent lighting. It is all a matter of your personal preferences.

You may also be interested in our tips on Common Mistakes when Choosing Paint Colour.