Gwedoline Alderton owner of GA Interiors, joins us in the studio today to give her expert advice on how to use colour in your home.
Before you choose the colour scheme for your room, consider first the light levels in the room and then think about how you want the room to feel.
For a spacious, open and relaxed feel - opt for blues, greens or yellows.
For a warm, cosy, nurturing or fun feel - opt for reds, oranges and purples.
For vibrancy, contrast colours and for balance, use a harmonious scheme.
If you don't feel confident with mixing colours, go for a monochromatic scheme. For instance if you choose blue as the main colour, use an off white with a hint of blue on the walls, choose a mid range blue for your sofas and then accessorise with dark blue eg a vase or cushions.
For inspiration on choosing your main wall colour you could try pulling out a colour from a piece of artwork, or some curtains.
Get yourself a colour wheel!
For more ideas and great information follow Gwendoline on Twitter : @GA_Interiors or on Instagram : gorgeousgwedoline
Visit her website: www.ga-interiors.co.uk