Feeling Blue is Never a Bad Thing

When it Comes to Interior Colours, Feeling Blue is Never a Bad Thing

Many homeowners struggle with choosing the interior colours for their home. Everyone has personal preferences as far as colour goes, but you will quickly learn that it is not always about what you like. Some colours simply work better inside the home, and more specifically, in certain rooms. Today we’re going to talk about using different shades of blue for the interior of your home.

One colour you can never go wrong with is blue. This enduring choice has graced homes for many years, and blue is one colour that decorators, painters and homeowners never seem to get tired of using. Since there are now so many different hues to choose from, here are a few tips on using blue creatively.

  • Different Shades in One Room: Two or three different shades of blue can add energy to a room. To get the right contrast, test the colour on a small area of the wall first. Going through colour swatches is a great way to find the perfect blend of colours for a room, but please keep in mind that it isn’t the only way.
  • A Hint of Blue: For many homeowners, white is clean and timeless, but a hint of blue can make an even bigger statement. Using the blue in this way can also have a calming effect. This creates a very subtle blue that doesn’t really capture the entirety of your attention, but provides a beautifully clean feel to the room.
  • As an Accent Colour: Blue is the perfect complement to a variety of colours, so using it as an accent in a few areas can boost the look of your interior. This does not have to be limited to paints, as you can opt for blue cushions or wall hangings to get the right effect. This option may be best put to use as an accent wall.
  • Go Deep: Deeper blues can have a stunning impact when used in the right way. This can be the perfect backdrop to artwork, furniture and any knickknacks on display. It is important to strive for balance, so don’t choose a blue so deep that it overpowers the room. If in doubt, use the dark blue on one or two walls and go lighter in other areas.
  • Blue Patterns: Wallpaper with predominantly blue patters can add a touch of old world charm, or a modern, classy look. Using wallpaper on one wall with one colour and a different shade of blue or a completing colour on another can also have a big visual impact.
  • Try Turquoise: This is an easy way to get that cool look but have fun with another colour at the same time. This colour will also make you feel closer to nature.

Blue might be considered an unlikely choice for a bold interior, but it can be used in so many interesting ways. If you are unsure about how to use it, talk to our colour expert, or start with lighter tones until you feel a bit more adventurous.

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What Should Come First? Woodwork or Wall Painting?

What Should Come First? Woodwork or Wall Painting?

Some renovation projects do not require any cutting, knocking down of walls or major installations. A lot of them are done on a small scale, involving cosmetic changes meant to revitalize the look of the interior. Choosing new colours for the home is an inexpensive way to give it a much needed visual boost. But what should do you do when both your walls and wood surfaces need some attention if you are unable to handle them at the same time?

First off, you should know that there are no real rules to making this type of decision. In fact, different decorators may have varying views on which one you should tackle first. Here is one possible scenario; your colours may be in dire need of an update, but the walls are still in passable condition. At the same time, the wooden surfaces may be in pretty bad shape with obvious fading and maybe some scratches. Obviously, the wood needs attention first, and you can get to the painting at another time. However, the factors you have to consider do not stop there.
Each job comes with its own challenges, and working on one area could easily affect the other. Imagine having newly refinished floor and cabinets, then deciding to work on your walls. A small spill of paint or paint thinner could prove problematic. If you’re trying to do the job on your own, you also have to consider the possibility of scuffing the floor as you move around to work. Professional painters will have the necessary material to protect the floors and cabinets from spills and other damages.

Sanding the floors can create its own problems for an interior that has a fresh coat of paint. You will have to clean the walls and other surfaces to get rid of dust caused by the sander. If you are going to do both tasks, it is usually better to start with the floors, and then move on to the walls. That way, the first stage of the process would be cleaning the walls before moving on to the painting.

To get the best results and the most for your money, talk to one of our painters who can explain what these jobs entail. You will also need one with the experience to minimize the inconvenience that comes with these types of jobs. Phone us at

Mister Decorator Painting and Decorating in Halifax

01422 893 615 or 07823 888 145 for a free consultation and quote so we can discuss the merits of wood refinishing and painting for your home’s interior.