House is being completely overhauled. We need to pin down some details in the coming weeks.
1. Colours - it is not a huge house so we want the same colour scheme through out the house. I like lake colours and colour scheme 2 - which one do you like best? I think the first one is warmer perhaps?
We have settled on the tiles for hall, kitchen and bathrooms grey tiles bottom right but in 60x60, and wall tiles above for around bath/shower and behind sink. Rest of bathroom white.
Kitchen is white with granite worktops, contemporary style.
Living room white walls with solid oak flooring, still have this sofa but it will be replaced in a year or two.
Help me work out what colour and where to put it. Do I choose one wall in living room / dining room and make that the blue/green wall? And do I repeat that throughout the house?
Oh, and if anyone knows about lighting schemes, we could chat about that too
The Laura Ashley curtains are summer curtains really. The first set were John Lewis and far too heavy and bouffant. Yes bouffant. Went for the best lining and added to a fairly heavy fabric and nice (I thought!) pleating they were bouffant. Need to have them remade for spare bedroom. More money!
I think I am going to be brave with the wall colour. Went with one LA recommend to go with the wallpaper but it is too similar to the curtains. Need contrast. May try the Dulux app to see what they suggest. This is the paper and curtains.
I am totally converted as the local one here (who does F&B and Little Greene) spent an hour with me choosing a colour for my kitchen which would go with the existing terracotta tiles (not an easy feat) and it looks fabulous.
She is now advising me about the bathroom colours.
Even though the paint is pricier, you wouldn't have to shell out for tons of sample pots and it's free(ish) interior design.
Jamais I am going to see where there is one. It is not exactly an area for posh paint shops round here. The folk who are coordinating the house renovation are doing the interior design thing but they don't have a painter in house.
I googled that company and found a painters and decorator website where they were all complaining about it being hellish to work with. Love the colour though.
In a kitchen, your wall is going to be somewhat broken up by cabinets and fridge, perhaps a backsplash, so the effect of an entire room covered in the same colour isn't as marked.
Having said that, I used a non-descript gold-khaki colour for the window and back door walls of my former kitchen, with white tiles as backsplash behind stovetop and sink and between cabinets and countertop (unbroken swathe of subway tiles), white painted woodwork around windows and door, and had white cabinets and appliances, with burgundy paint for the little patches of exposed walls around the counter/fridge/area above the backsplash. The darker colour managed to transform the shape of the room somehow - made it seem bigger and square.
I have a bluey grey kitchen, painted one and a half walls with their blue reflection colour from the ready mixed chart. It's a room that gets no direct sun and it's not gloomy at all. I have got light worktops and pale grey gloss kitchen from howdens though, so there's a lot of reflection of light.