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How to Choose the Best Paint Colour for Every Room

Choosing the best paint colour for your home can transform a mere space into a sanctuary. Paint colours influence mood, define space, and can even affect the perceived size and brightness of a room.

With Rainbow Chalk’s The One Home Paint range, selecting the perfect hue for every room has never been easier. This guide will walk you through the process of choosing the right paint colour, ensuring your home reflects your personal style and meets your living needs!

Understanding Colour Psychology

Before diving into the colour wheel, it’s crucial to understand the psychology behind colours. Different colours can evoke different emotions and atmospheres:

  • Blues are calming and serene, making them ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms.
  • Yellows radiate happiness and energy, perfect for kitchens and dining areas.
  • Greens are restful and natural, great for living rooms and home offices.
  • Reds are passionate and intense, often used in dining rooms or entertainment areas to stimulate conversation and appetite.

By considering the mood you want to evoke in each room, you can narrow down your colour choices.

Considering The Room’s Purpose and Lighting

The Purpose of the Room

Each room serves a different purpose, and the function of the room should influence your colour choice. For example, bedrooms benefit from soothing colours like soft blues and greens, promoting relaxation and sleep. In contrast, active spaces like kitchens and living rooms can handle more vibrant colours that encourage energy and social interaction.

Room Lighting

Lighting plays a pivotal role in how a paint colour looks in a room. Natural light shows the truest colour, while artificial lighting can alter the colour’s appearance. Before finalizing your paint colour, consider:

  • Natural Light: Rooms with plenty of natural light can handle darker or more saturated colours.
  • Artificial Light: Incandescent bulbs cast a warmer glow, complementing warm tones, while fluorescent lighting is cooler, making cool tones pop.

The One Home Paint Range

The One Home Paint range offers a versatile palette to suit any room’s needs. This paint combines primer and paint, saving time and ensuring a smooth, even coverage. Its durability makes it suitable for various rooms, from high-traffic living rooms to moisture-prone bathrooms.

Choosing Colours with The One Home Paint

  • For Relaxing Spaces: Opt for soft blues and greens. The One Home Paint in Cactus or Old Ink creates a tranquil atmosphere.
  • For Energetic Spaces: Choose brighter shades like Olive or Autumn Red to inject vibrancy and warmth.
  • For Small Rooms: Lighter colours like Cashmere or Oat can make small spaces appear larger and brighter.

Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Colour

  1. Sample First: Always test your colours in the room you plan to paint. Apply a sample of The One Home Paint to a small section of the wall and observe it at different times of the day.
  2. Consider the Decor: Your paint colour should complement your furniture and decor. Consider the dominant colours in your room and choose a paint colour that harmonises.
  3. Start with Neutral: If in doubt, start with neutral colours. Neutrals provide flexibility in decor and create a sophisticated backdrop for any room.

Visual Harmony Throughout Your Home

While each room can have its own colour palette, it’s essential to ensure a cohesive flow throughout your home. Consider using different shades of the same colour or complementary colours across rooms to create a sense of unity.


Choosing the right paint colour is a journey of understanding the psychological effects of colours, considering the room’s function and lighting, and experimenting with samples. With Rainbow Chalk’s The One Home Paint range, you’re equipped with high-quality, versatile options to make this journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Remember, the right colour can transform a room from simply a space to live in, to a space you love.

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