Choosing the Right Colours for Your Walls

It seems fairly simple enough, you like a particular colour and you think it'd look good on your walls, but colours play an important part in the way your house and you can feel, so how do you choose the right colours?

Every colour option has its pro's and con's. When choosing the right colour, it's best to weigh up what it is you really want to come home to to. Our Handy Mates Property Maintenance painting guru shares his tips on choosing the right colours for your walls.



White is a great all-purpose colour for walls and ceilings. It gives the impression of space, provides a great background for bold coloured artwork, features and benches and the paint is available pretty much everywhere. It's also the most affordable.


Fingerprints, streaks and marks. If you have little ones like I do, you know only too well the way fingerprints stick out like an eyesore on a white wall and they can be really difficult to get rid of too, if you don't attempt to do it straight away. Apart from that, without the right features, white can often come off making the space feel a little sterile, which isn't a great feeling if you want to come home to a warm, cosy environment.

Yellow's, Oranges and Bright Tones


Imagine it, you're sitting on your back patio with a bright orange feature wall, it's the middle of summer and you have a cold drink in your hand. Not only can a bright wall lift your mood, but make you feel like you're in a holiday house in Mexico!


The thing about bright coloured walls is that they overpower the rest of the room. If you don't have the right furniture to match (neutral colours) or if the facing walls are other than white, it can look a little like the 80s have called.

Neutral Dark Tones


Greys and dark tones are very in right now, adding a 1/4 tone to your white wall paint can still give the feel of white (space, background) but increase the warmth of house tenfold. As a feature wall a dark bold neutral colour can add a level of sophistication a white wall can't. As with white, adding a dark neutral tone will also act as a great background to bold and bright coloured furniture.


Sometimes a dark feature wall can be a little boring. Adding it to the end of a hallway or even playing with multiple tones/patterns or textures can liven up the idea a little. If you're thinking of adding a dark feature wall, ensure your furniture does not match the colour of the wall, that's a big no no!

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