Choosing colour is an important, sometimes overwhelming task. At Mylands, we help by offering a refined palette of 120 timeless colours in a range of interior and exterior paint finishes, suitable for your every decorating need.
We’ve produced this guide to choosing colour with some useful tips and advice to help you get started. Also, when you browse colours in our online store, we’ll show you colour schemes created by our colour experts using each colour in the Mylands palette. From complementary whites and neutrals to light, mid-tone and dark schemes, each colour is shown with a variety of schemes that are tried and tested to guarantee beautiful results. Alternatively, you can call our team for complimentary advice on paint colours and finishes or visit our showroom at 26 Rothschild Street London SE27 0HQ. Click here to contact us.
Paint has the power to transform a space, with colour setting the tone and creating mood. The shape,purpose and style of your room or property can all affect colour, as well as its direction and light – both natural and artificial - and how it changes throughout the day.
Before you begin to choose a decorating scheme, it’s a good idea to think about the look you’re aiming to achieve and how you will use the space. If you’re painting a dining room, cloakroom or hallway – where you spend less time or pass through quickly - you can afford to be more daring if you wish.
Most importantly, choosing colour is a personal thing. Think carefully about the colours you are comfortable with before selecting a scheme that feels right for you.
Colour can be subtle or significant for a striking statement or tasteful backdrop. Begin by thinking about:
It’s always best to test your final selection of colours in situ using sample pots. All 120 Mylands colours are available in 100ml sample pots of Marble Matt Emulsion. This allows you to view colours in the correct light and situation - throughout the day - to ensure you get an accurate feel for how the room will look. Remember to view the paints horizontally on walls rather than vertically – paint a large piece of paper or thin cardboard and move around the room to view in various positions. If possible, view the colours alongside fabrics and furnishings or swatch samples to help visualise your colour scheme with other important elements of your room.