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What Colours Suit Your HDB Flat?

Choosing a colour scheme for your HDB flat is usually not an easy task. Pick colours that are too dark and you end up with a home similar to a cave. Pick colours that are too bright and you risk creating an excessive ambiance of energy. It is a delicate balance that takes into account, your personality and lifestyle. You also have to pick a colour scheme that won’t interfere but instead complement the colours of your furniture.

Initially, you should visualize the colours you can use for your HDB flat.

Selecting to work with hues of your favorite colour is a good start. If you aren’t sure what colour to begin with, spending time in your flat,  complete with all the furniture and ornaments, as much possible is advisable. You should imagine the colours you would like to live in – colours that won’t ruin the theme of your furniture and ornaments and those you would like to live in for years.

One of the most important factors to consider is lighting. Observe where the movement of the light throughout the day. Strong colours are not advisable on areas with high amounts of light as they may be too bright and overpowering. On the other hand, it might work well in places that aren’t too bright or having only indirect light.

You should determine your style and consider your personality. Are you content with a monochromatic colour scheme or do you want a lively room full of complementary colours? Are you the sociable type or do you tend to keep yourself alone enjoying the solitude? Consider the mood you want your room to have. If you prefer your dining area or living room to feel engaging and sociable, warm and bright colours are the colours that will help.

Complementary/contrasting colours also increase the intensity and energy of a room. Neutral colours like deep blue and green hues will create a more formal, quiet and laid-back atmosphere. Cool colours also help create a more relaxing ambiance.

If you aren’t sure of what you want, don’t be afraid to experiment. You can acquire a colour wheel and study different colour combinations. Complementary (opposite) colours, red and green, for example, when used together are the most intense.

Try to go out of your comfort zone and try new combinations and colour schemes. You can also try to coat your small parts of your walls to test your colour schemes.

When you have a visual image of the colours you want. The next important step is choosing the paint that you will use. Not all paint products are of the same quality and you need to test your paint out before deciding. Keep in mind the different bases and tints of colours.

You can then call and hire our HDB painting service for the actualization of your design. The quality of the paint will determine how many coats are needed to finish a room. There are also different kinds of paints available. Some that types that are available in Singapore are high gloss, semi gloss, eggshell, pearl, satin, mat and flat and all these have differing costs.

All these factors should be taken into account when choosing the colours for your HDB flat. And when you have carefully considered them, you will be rewarded with the HDB flat you’ve always wanted. Contact our experienced staff for more details.

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