Choosing colours in design

Colourful side tablesColours are associated with emotion, personal, cultural and psychological meaning.

In choosing the right colour for your living space, the mood and goal of the project in question should be defined first and foremost.  Ensure that you have chosen the right colour that expresses the mood you want to create.  Some examples are given below;

  • Traditional colours are the rich shades of greens, browns and earthy orange.
  • Regal or royal colours are the deep shades of purple, blue-violet with silver and gold to add some sparkle.
  • Romantic colours are the pinks and deep reds.
  • Magical colours are purples, lilacs, gold, silver and deep yellows.

Next, the chosen colour should be matched with other colour themes using various materials and accessories – fabrics, wall decoration, etc.

Lastly, refine your choice to ensure the best colour combinations have been chosen.

Small space solution tips – One


The trick to living in small spaces is to make the most of the space at your disposal, especially when you haven’t got a great deal of room to play with.  Therefore, every centimetre counts in the planning process.  Clever design strategies such as good use of light, colours, minimalistic furniture and space saving decorative items will go a long way to achieving the best outcome for your home or office space.

In this picture, the strategy was to give the illusion of space and at the same time project the lovely picturesque of the view behind using sheer curtains and the window blind.  These helped to create a visual impact of more space by bringing the beautiful external space into the interior.  The lovely view is definitely better than any wall decoration.  It also maximises the available natural light.