Continuing on with the questions I get asked most, this week we will share our interior paint colours. Previously we have shared our external paint colours, and our master bathroom choices, because you wanted to know and we are happy to share! Choosing paint colours can be a really daunting process which can be simplified if you see something you really like. So if you have ever admired our choices, this post if for you!
Our Queenslander Paint Colours
We used one main colour throughout our home, in fact intially it was the only wall colour we used. That has since changed, but this colour, Dusk Till Dawn, is a great safe bet for our home. The colour can throw both blue or purple so I was absolutely recommend a large test patch before you commit. It is a very serene colour, that works perfectly to create a fresh tranquil atmosphere.
We have used the same colour for our bedroom, lounge, dinning, kids tv space, kids bathroom and bedrooms, and laundry, it is versatile and neutral without being bland.
Our hallway colour came about when we were looking to create a warm feeling as guests walked in the door. I was a little frightened about using such a strong colour on the wall, but my good friend Angela from Interior Solutions Brisbane, suggested this earthy tone, and it works perfectly! Porters Paints Grey Pepper in double strength. This colour is a brown grey, that throws an earthy green.
Our library was to be a masculine space, and therefor we required a strong colour however I didn’t want the room to be too dark, Porters Paints Grey Pepper in half strength, gave us the perfect grey colour while reflecting the same tone as the entry hallway out its door. The half strength colour, is a really clean grey that can still be accessorized with strong accent colours, like the turquoise chair.
In our master bathroom, we really wanted to make a statement, we must have tried 15 grey test pots! But this colour was the clear standout, for maximum impact. It is a common misconception that dark colours will make a small room look smaller, but when used correctly, they can have the opposite effect. In this room, it serves to draw the eye up all the way to the height of the ceilings, and really creates the illusion of lots of space. This colour is Sheffield Grey, and as you can see, it throws quite blue. It is still my favourite colour.
The final colour we have in our home is a clean crisp white, that throws a little grey. Lexicon in half was the perfect colour for our kitchen and hall. This part of our home is generally quite dark, which led us to choosing a bright white to reflect the natural colour.
We had a lot of fun selecting the colours for our home, I do hope you do too! Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions.
Are you repainting your home? Choosing colours for the first time?