What comes first? The paint or the room?

Worcester Decorators have seen many projects through from inception to completion, and we have seen how genuinely stressful it can be for people trying to choose the right coloured paint for a room. It is often said that the first step is the hardest, and it makes sense to ensure that when you choose the colour for a decorating project it should be one you are entirely happy with.

So that is why Worcester Decorators would offer a few very brief snippets of advice on this area. First and foremost, it is easier to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion if the room is already furnished as it allows you to contrast the colours at the same time. It is actually very difficult to imagine how an empty room will look of there is nothing inside it to balance it (so, pick the wall colour LAST!). The second piece of advice would be to take your time with paint samples, and when you get them, test them in a suitable place where you will get the best representation of how the coat would look. What this means is that you should paint it at eye-level, and live with it for a few days to see what you think.

Experience from Worcester Decorators would compel me to offer a decorating tip that is often overlooked: the ceiling of a room should be a lighter shade than the walls, as they often appear darker naturally. This can lead rooms to feel oppressive and can ruin the original design aim.

Worcester Decorators hope this primer is useful for anyone setting out on a painting and decorating project.