How to choose a colour scheme for your home

Spoilt for choice? We break down some of the best colours for each room in the house.

colour scheme for your home

by Lorna White |

As exciting as redecorating your home can be, standing in front of all the paint colour samples can feel rather overwhelming, and the last thing you want to do is make the wrong decision.

Whether you're wanting a bold shade, or something more muted and relaxing, we've rounded up some of the most trendy shades and stylish inspiration to help you narrow down your choices and pick the right colours for you, with choices of the best paint for kitchen to the best bedroom paint colours too, with some inspiration for you to take to the paint shop.

Living room colours

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Blue and sage green shade
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Blue and sage green shade

Want to try something a little different but not feeling brave enough to go too bold? This blue and sage green shade is not only super calming and relaxing, but it's a great colour for bright rooms that are in need of a touch of colour.

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Black painted walls
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Black painted walls

We know what you're thinking - black living room walls seems like a crazy idea, but an increasing number of us are opting for black as a contrast to our bright and colourful furniture. And as long as your floors and ceilings are light in colour, and you get plenty of natural light in your living room, there's no reason why you can't give black paint a try too.

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The best paint for kitchens

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Beige kitchen
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Beige kitchen

Keep things super cool and neutral with a beige kitchen that'll feel classic and warm. It goes perfectly with neutral or black details and also we love the touch of gold handles for an extra luxurious feel.

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Best bedroom paint colours for your a calming space

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Dark grey bedroom walls
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Dark grey bedroom walls

We'd recommend keeping any darker colours limited to one wall if you're wanting to go for something different in the bedroom to avoid it becoming too dark and not welcoming.

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Bathroom colour trends

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Beige bathroom

If you've got bold tiles or eye catching accessories in your bathroom, you might prefer to go for a more neutral colour in the walls with a beige kind of colour.

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