Please note: Don't order directly from online colour chart, colours vary dramatically from monitor to screen, always order a tester pot or hand painted colour chart first!
Natural Paint Colours available for the following Graphenstone Paints:
- Graphenstone Grafclean Premium (Tough, Washable all round wall and ceiling paint, the top seller!)
- Graphenstone Grafclean Premium Midshine Multi Surface (As above for walls, ceilings, wood, metal and other surfaces)
- Graphenstone GCS Interior (Traditional Interior House Paint)
- Graphenstone GCS Exterior (Traditional Exterior House Paint)
Choosing your natural paint colours
From entertaining to relaxing after work, family movie night to birthday party, the living room is the place where life happens. The right living room colours can lift your mood, inspire you, and reflect your personality, making life that little bit sweeter.
The first step in deciding on your living room colour scheme is to choose a style that matches your home and your taste in furniture, artwork and ornaments. Are your tastes traditional or modern? Do you love a clean, clutter-free room or one packed with eclectic pieces?
Traditional living room colours
If you're a traditionalist, then subtle, elegant colours are the key. Avoid bold tones and stick to muted, understated shades. Pale blues and greens work brilliantly with white painted furniture, creating a relaxing, airy atmosphere, while yellows and pale pinks look great with natural wooden furniture, and work especially well in rooms with exposed beams and other traditional architectural features.
Remember, going for a traditional look doesn't mean giving up on creativity. Think of yourself as an artist with history as your palette, and take inspiration from the eras and styles that capture your imagination. Whether you love the rich colours and dark stained wood of Georgian country houses or the sun-bleached creams, reds and pale blues of Victorian seaside chic, let the
Minimalist living rooms
Minimalist, white-walled looks used to be thought of as modern, but they're now a tradition all of their own. If you love the classic Scandinavian combination of white walls and natural wooden furniture, then we recommend Graphenstone Natural Wall Paint, which has a subtle matt texture that's perfect for a relaxed yet elegant minimalist look.
White walls can be beautiful, but if you're looking for a bolder living room colour scheme, then you can inject a bit of colour into the classic minimalist look with a feature wall painted in a colour which matches your furnishings or artwork.
Modern living room colours
If you're looking for a contemporary living room colour scheme, the key concept is creativity. Think bold colours not just on the walls, but on the ceiling too. The best modern looks take design and colour cues from furniture, so if you've got a stylish contemporary sofa suite or centrepiece coffee table, consider incorporating colours and geometry from your furnishings.
Modern looks allow you to choose bright, unusual colours, so don't be afraid to be bold. When it comes to natural wall paint colours, we recommend Graphenstone Grafclean Emulsion
The key to getting a contemporary look is to think of every aspect of your room as an area to flex your creativity: picture rails, architrave, and structural details like beams and window frames can all be opportunities to try something different.
Thinking outside the box
Remember, modern doesn't mean minimal and traditional doesn't mean doilies. If your home is bursting with eclectic furnishings and accessories, you can still create a striking look. Charcoal grey walls in matt paint make a brilliant backdrop for brightly coloured furniture and artwork, creating space and preventing clashes.
The best way to harmonise eclectic spaces is to find colour schemes which tie the elements together. Pick up shades and tones from your furniture and artwork, and use feature walls to create dramatic backdrops for feature pieces.
Remember, it's your room
Your choice of living room colour scheme should reflect your personality and make you feel relaxed and inspired in your own space. Take the time to think about how different colours make you feel, and trust your instincts. After all, the living room is the place where your life happens.
Introduction to natural paint colours.
Choosing the right paint for your home can be pretty challenging, especially considering the fact that there is such a huge variety to pick from. Whatever shade you end up choosing is going to have a massive impact on the ambiance of your household, which is why it is one of the crucial parts of any interior designing project. Both the internal and external paint of your household is also going to create a lasting first impression on your visitors and guests as well.
For a lot of people, it can be hard to figure out where to start when it comes to paint colours because they feel like there aren't many options to choose from when it comes to eco-friendly and natural paints (which is completely incorrect). In this article, we are going to give you some tips for picking out the best paint colours suited for your household and list some of the best options there are for you in the market.
Which colour should I go for?
There is no single answer to this. In the end, it all comes down to what you're looking for. Here it is important for you to have an idea of the look you're going for – whether you're looking for bright and refreshing aesthetics, a soft and subtle look, or a chic design. Below, we have some tips for you if you have at least a general idea of what you're aiming for.
A chic look
If you want your house to give off this elegant and really chic look, neutral colours are the way to go. Not only do they add an air of sophistication to the indoors, but they also make room for experimentation with different colour combinations and styles of furniture and woodwork in the house. When we say neutral colours, we don't mean those simple shades of beige, white or taupe. There are a ton of colours and shades to go with. In neutral colours, you have lilac, navy, Etruscan red, mauve, charcoal, and stone, and pink neutrals. When you go with neutral colours, you can elevate their textures even further by choosing glossy or matte finishes, or adding different colour accents to the complement and contrast them. The great thing about neutral colours is that they don't steal the spotlight either. You can easily add some great quality furniture, cushions and decorations to really amp up the room.
You can go with light neutrals or dark neutrals, depending on the dream room you have in mind. Lighter rooms can instantly make your indoors more roomy and spacious, whereas darker shades can offer that nice feeling of comfort and homeliness without compromising on the posh look. Different tones of rust and mahogany can give this feeling of luxury and earthiness that is delightful to the eyes.
A vibrant and refreshing look
If you are looking for a room that feels like a breath of fresh air, then we recommend going for bright and natural colours such as shades of yellow, green, blue and pinks. All of these in their lighter tones are very appealing to aesthetics as these tend to embrace the hues of nature. Because of this, they also have a very soothing and calming effect on the mind and the nerves and can be great for painting rooms where you want to relax and unwind – such as the lounge or bedroom.
An exciting and bold look
When it comes to making a statement with colours, you can really never go wrong with bold colours like gold, purple, blue, red, and their royal and respective tones. They really uplift the aesthetics of the room and can make the room stand out from others. To take the whole look to another level, you can add even bolder accents with colours like black or their darker shades to add depth to the room.
Things to Consider Before Selecting a Paint Colour
As with everything, there are a few things you should take into consideration before sealing the deal:
- Always be sure to test out the paint on the walls. This will give you a clearer idea of the actual colour and shade which is not always obvious over pictures and other samples swatches.
- Consider the amount of natural light entering the room. This will have a direct impact on how your room is going to look in both daylight and dark.
- Try to avoid matching your paint colours with your floor, rugs, portraits, and beddings. Get creative and try to contrast and complement with different colours and shades.