Choosing a particular colour for your space is perhaps one of the most important design decisions you’ll have to make, from paint colour to fabrics and finishes, colours have a large effect on how your space looks and feels. Certain colours can also be used to help enhance the feeling of space, making it feel smaller or larger. Light colours, for instance, tend to feel more spacious and airy than darker tones. Whereas, warm colours typically make a small space feel even smaller and somewhat cramped. 

Choosing a colour for your apartment can be a daunting task, especially if you have no basic knowledge of colour techniques, and how they affect your interior and exterior spaces. It is important to consider how the colour to be chosen would affect the mood of the room as different colours project different temperatures, tones and shades. Warm colours tend to be more vibrant and inspires confidence, these colours are best suited for the dining and entertaining spaces as they are inviting and promote intimacy. However cooler colours, on the contrary, are often used to create a relaxed mood and bring calm to space. 


Every individual is unique and the colour choice varies according to time, space, need and taste, however, the following should serve as outlines to guide your decision. 

  • Having a colour chat would come in handy here, if that is unavailable a deep thought of what you want to achieve is important and required here, you need to decide on a particular theme to adopt (warm or cool) and then research colour schemes that best suits the description observe your furniture setup, the flooring, accessories including artwork and use them as guides to settle for colours that blend in naturally.

  • It may be worth an extra effort to explore magazines, journals and other design blogs for more colour inspiration while doing this, ensure your colour selection is in line with your personal tastes too as you are going to live with your colour choice for a while.

  • Interior design professionals recommend that you choose a colour for your room last and consider the structure, furniture and designs first. This is as a result of the fact that there is such a wide array of colors for paint and even fabrics, while with design components like flooring, the options are more limited. Should you decide to redesign your space, it would be helpful to think about the tones of your flooring material, cabinets and existing furniture before you settle for a particular color choice. You should also take into consideration the scale of your space, deciding if you want to emphasize its smaller size or project a bigger frame, making it feel bigger than it actually is.