Video: Get the right colour scheme

Last updated 05:00 27/07/2012
Fairfax Australia

Expert insider tips on using colour to improve the look and feel of your home.

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The chairs and a jug in this kitchen have been brightened up with paints suited to timber and metal (left). The brilliant colours in the room on the right are toned down a little by the distressed-paint look on the timberwork.

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The colour schemes you chose for your rooms can influence the whole ambiance of your house.

The right mix can influence the way you feel, behave and the way others see your house, says Susanne Engelhard of Susanne Louise design.

"You need to make sure all of the colours work in together," she says.

It is also important to keep up with trends and enjoy the decorating process Trevor Rogers of First Impact says.

"It's time to celebrate colour wisely and have fun wit it and enjoy it."

-Sydney Morning Herald

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