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Choosing the right paint for your new home renovation

By Andrew Bell

Renovating your Surfers Paradise property is a great way to inject your own sense of style and personality into your home. One of the best ways to achieve this is to consider painting the rooms of your home with your own unique take on colours. There are limitless options available for you to choose from, so now could be the perfect time to consider letting your inner creative loose and create the home you've always dreamed of. 

Here are some of the more common things that people interested in embracing their own home style can consider. 

Feature walls

One thing that could be the perfect way to get a splash of colour into your home's design without throwing the whole property into carnage is the creation of feature walls across some of the more populated rooms in your home. 

The basic premise behind a feature wall is to choose a colour that either complement the surrounding walls or contrasts with them, in order to create a centre pieces of sorts. Often this means choosing a vibrant colour like red or yellow to be set against a much more muted colour like blue or beige. Of course, with the desired intention being a focal point, you'll need to ensure you select the right wall. 

The natural option is the wall your eyes naturally fall to as you enter the room, while another option is to choose the wall adorned with some other pieces of great furniture – whether it be some interesting shelving, a couch or a bookshelf. These are the types of thing that – when used in conjunction with a feature wall – can create a wonderfully engaging space for you, your family and any guests that come to visit your home.

Think about what you're trying to achieve

Take your overarching goal into consideration when choosing colours. For example, are you looking to create a cohesive piece of architecture that has a theme running throughout it? This could lead you to choosing more neutral colours with varying hues and shades in order to give a familiar narrative feel throughout the property. 

Or are you interested in really taking this to the extreme and creating radically individual rooms with colours that reflect the general tone and inspirations of whoever is living in there? Again, this could be something to consider if you have children interested in making their rooms into their own spaces. 

Keep the long term in mind, however. If you're sure you'll be living in the home for an extended period of time then go bananas with the colour palette. But remember: It can be harder to sell a radically different property – including those with dramatic and drastically varied colour schemes – than simply putting a modern, chic home up on the market. 

Testing your colour choices

Naturally, painting your home is a pretty big investment. Therefore, you'll want to take your time and ensure you test out any and all options before committing to buying a large amount of the paint. Often you can get little tester amounts that can be applied to the various walls of your home that you're intending to paint.

One of the benefits of doing this is seeing how the colour changes at different times of the day as the sunlight moves and shines through your windows at different times. Ensuring the colour stays relatively true to the original, intended colour is often a make-or-break decision that, if not observed, can leave people upset with the overarching renovation of their property. 

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