Choosing a paint theme for a Coastal or Hamptons style home is not something to be nervous about.
It is a current styling trend with many inspiration guides and colour choices, so you can choose a colour scheme that you love!
Adding your favourite colours can easily be done with soft furnishings, so the biggest decision you have to make is what the wall colour will be to plan what soft furnishing colours and textures you can add to create the layers in the room.
Long gone are the stark, minimalist traits of the late '90s and early 2000's Coastal or Hamptons styling does bring in the same elements of choosing simple colour choices, but they allow layers of the texture of soft furnishing and statement pieces.
It is no longer "white on white."
Are you planning on painting your home with a crisp white paint?
When you initially think about what colours to use for your home, you realise that choosing "white paint" is not as easy as it sounds.
What colour should you paint your walls depending on the type and shade of wood in your room?
The answer is surprisingly complex, but it does hinge on one feature in a home: the timber finishes and flooring in a home.
Many homes in Brisbane have timber or timber look flooring and choosing a shade that tones in with your flooring is the key thing to do.
Cooler Tones To Paint Your Walls
From a warm white to a cooler, green and grey tints, many different tones work well with various timbers!
Warmer whites tend to blend more seamlessly with the warmer timbers, but again, the complementary cool green tint also works if it's not too grey timber you could use for an even fresher look.
When using Warm whites, be aware that they can make your room seem smaller than it is, so if space isn't an issue, go ahead and choose a warmer colour.
Adding more grey to a modernised white can give your space that new look you're after.
Beiges are typically a cool neutral colour with an orange undertone. However, those who want to balance out this cold tone can go opposite the wheel and find warmer colours with hints of green in them, like peach or coral, for more warmth without being too overpowering.
Love the colour blue?
Light blue is a popular choice for timber as it blends in well.
However, if you have darker or more red timbers, consider using purple undertones like grey to blend the colours.
Paint Colours For Your Walls
To start getting your paint inspiration, head into your nearest paint store to pick up whites and neutrals' current colour swatches.
Make sure you know what your flooring is or have a sample of it to take in with you so you can quickly choose the shades that will work in with your flooring.
After narrowing down a few favourites, take sample pots home and paint them up on different surfaces of your room!
This will ensure you get the right hue for every space.
Make sure it's painted with two coats, and you allow them to dry completely before you start comparing the colours.
We also suggest painting the sample paint up next to the cornices and skirting boards so that you can see the difference in the colour tone when it up against a crip white painted trim.
Also, look at the painted areas at different times of the day with different lights. Natural light and artificial lights will bring out different tones in the paint.
Now that you have selected your paint choice, you can get started with booking a Brisbane painter or trying and doing the work yourself.