Color Consulting

color consultation

We help yo choose colors

Having the right colors in your house is not as easy as it sounds. Many of us have been to the paint shop looking through the multitude of colors and trying to make up our mind.

Just like with most other aspects of your house or building, having done your research about your color will greatly improve the chance of you being satisfied and happy with your final paint result.

Having the right colors have profound effect on our physical, emotional and spiritual health. According to Feng Shui, colors are connected to the five elements from the natural world — fire, earth, metal, water and wood — and play a significant role in balancing our living spaces.

Our painters have many color charts and samples with them when they come to your house for conuslation. They also have many color charts and samples to help you choose the right color.

Nevertheless, the final say and decision needs to be made by you (unless you leave it all up to us), so to make it easier for you, we have compiled some great handy tips about how to choose the right colors.

At Red and Black, our painters have the same philosophy “painting is like music, there is only so many notes, it’s all about how you put them together that makes a good painting job”. Our painters always look for perfection from the first to the last brush stroke.

Benefits of having the right colors

  • Increase the beauty of your house

  • Increase the value of home for resell

  • Protects Surfaces from stains and water

  • Takes away old smell (especially smoke)

  • Improves Ambience

Architecture decide color

How to Choose the Right Colors

Let the Architecture decide

Use the architectural features such as molding, mantels, built in book cases, arched doorways, wainscot, windows, and doors to add more interesting and appealing look to painted walls.

E.g. we suggest to have a subtle weight by painting these parts one notch lighter or darker than your primary wall. Doing this, helps to bring the focus to the details such as the architecture of your home.

If you are not afraid of making a statement with your room, try using two different colors on your architecture and walls. The features will stand out more and become noticalbe. This can work well if you have distinct architectural features that you want to bring forward.

Remember that it is common nowadays to have the same color on elements like skirtings and architraves throughout your house. It helps to bring your home together and integrates the rooms with hallways. Common colors today is white and off-white color ranges.

Some older style houses in Brisbane have a wainscot built in to the walls. These wainscot is a great opportunity to incorporate a feature to your room. Again set the color tone different from your walls for best effect. Replicate the feeling of wainscot panels by painting the upper part in one color and lowe part in another. In between, place a molding or wallpaper strip to bind the two colors together

Choose Colors you Enjoy

Find an object in your current room that has an emotional connection to you, e.g. a couch, mirror frame or a painting. Then find a few sample color strips with those colors, you now have a great range of colors to choose from. Now choose one of the colors as you wall colors and use only two to paint other objects such as windows, skirtings and architraves.

Connect the 2nd, 3rd, 4th bedroom by using the 2nd and 3rd color from the first room. This is a good way to connect many of the rooms in your house without having exact same color in all rooms.

TIP 1, if you can not choose paint color, take the darkes of the sample strip. If you can handle the darkest, it is more than likely you can handle the lighter shades toom

TIP 2, use different finish on the walls. Use satin finish for one wall and semi-gloss paint for the other walls. When the light hits the walls, you will have a great matt and shine contrast.

choose color to enjoy

The Meaning of Colors

This is a guide to the meaning of colors and can help you choose the right color depending on the room. When choosing color, consider also what the colors mean to you and people around you.

When we pick colors, we consider who is going to spend most time in the room. For younger kids, we naturally choose lighter colors and pastels. These colors comfort young children and convesy love and security. Read more about colors for your children.Link to website helping to choose colors for young children

Red Color

Color of ire and blood, it is associated with energy, danger, strength, desire, & love

 color red

Blue Color

It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith and heaven.

 tips for choosing color

Orange Color

Orange is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics.

 color consult

White Color

Light, goodness, innocence & virginity. It is considered the color of perfection.

 color advice

Yellow Color

The color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.

 painters color consultation

Purple Color

Purple is associated with royalty,  power, nobility, luxury & ambition.

 Purple color

Green Color

The color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility

 green color image

Black Color

Black color is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery.

 tips for choosing color

View our Gallery

We transform properties into beautiful home and dwellings. 

Go to our gallery page to find more interesting painting pictures from our latest projects.

Please ask us next time for any past referrals if you like. We understand it can help your decision making by knowing we have done quality paint jobs in the past.

5 Mistakes to avoid when choosing colors

Be brave and bold. Start with the color you love and use it as your base.

If you have a lot of different colors in the room already, it will pay of to keep the walls in colors that does not make the room too busy.

If your room is dull and boring, make sure you put a lot of color on wall to make them stand out.

Don't rush this process. The paint is staying for a long time so make sure you are confident in your choice of color.

Make sure you use a great primer, this prevents previous colors to shine through and also make your new paint work last longer.