5 Common Reasons Why the Paint Colour in Your Lounge isn’t Working

Published on: February 22, 2019 | by: Rachel

Let’s face it, choosing the right colours for your home can be tough.

Even with the very best intentions, there’s a lot that can go wrong when trying to mix and match colours in your lounge.

Here are 5 common reasons why the paint colour in your lounge isn’t really working – and how you can fix it.

You used the wrong finish

Believe it or not, the finish has a big effect on what the colours you choose for your lounge will look like. So, if you think you have the right colour, but something feels a bit off, chances are you’ve picked the wrong finish.

If, for example, you used a shade with sheen, go for a full glossy finish. Or, if you have a colour that’s way too shiny, soften it with a matte finish.

In order to make sure that you get it right, paint some sample squares of various finishes and see what each one looks like in your lounge.

No neutral place to rest your eyes

Wall-to-wall boldness is great, but even the most lively and colourful lounges need some calm spots for the eye to relax.

Solve that by allowing some empty space in the living room, or add neutrally-coloured elements that are in balance with the lounge’s colour palette.

Too harsh or too bright

Those who opt for bold colours on the walls of their lounge often come across an annoying phenomenon. When they’ve finally found that perfect shade, they discover that it’s way too bright and much harsher as soon as it’s put up on the wall.

If this happens when you try out a sample, don’t give up on it. You just have to get the shade lightened a bit to make it more palatable.

Not taking light into account

While colour can sing when it’s in the right light, it can also cry in the wrong one! Before you start painting the walls in your lounge, grab a painted or taped up sample and analyze its potential both in daylight and artificial light.

So with these examples in mind, it’ll be easy peasy to avoid several common mistakes. Or, if it’s too late, you’ll know exactly how to correct them!

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