Five Summer Paint Colours To Try At Home Lisa November 23, 2020

Five Summer Paint Colours To Try At Home


As the weather warms up, there’s no better time to give your home a facelift. If you’re looking to set the mood, here’s five summer paint colours to try. 

While it’s no secret that colours and emotions are linked, it’s up to you as to what vibe your home radiates. Warm colours often evoke feelings of happiness, optimism and energy, but can also signal danger and even increase your appetite. In comparison, cool colours like blue, green and purple are considered to be calming and spark creativity, but can also signal melancholy if not used carefully. 

To complicate things even further, these colours also have to work in with the rest of the tones and furnishings around your home – so what’s in this year for summer paint colours, and how do you get it right? 

Five Summer Paint Colours To Try This Year 

Needless to say, 2020 has been quite the stressful year for many of us. As a result, tones used in Aussie homes this year have changed to ensure that our favourite spaces are warm, relaxing and act somewhat as a sanctuary for us to retreat to. If these are moods that you would also like to invoke from your home, pay attention to the below summer paint colours tipped to be on trend this year.

Coral – Strictly not pink, coral and peach tones work incredibly well with whites and the addition of greenery to any home or space. If you’re reluctant to embrace it as a paint colour, try using it for accent pieces like cushions instead. 

Teal – Combining the soothing powers of both green and blue, teal has been hot on the colour trends list for quite some time now – and for good reason. Make a statement with a feature wall, or perhaps use it for kitchen cabinetry to brighten the mood of your home. 

Green – Perhaps we’ve been missing nature and the great outdoors this year, but green – particularly light, olive and pastel shades – has been incredibly popular in regards to summer paint colours. It’s versatility makes it a great choice when working with white or grey tones. 

Soft Blue – Do you associate summer with the seaside? Soft blue hues make most of us think of the coast, and summer days at the beach. Bring the ocean home with you by adding soft and pastel blue colours as a primary wall colour to induce an immediate sense of relaxation.

Grey – If you’re chasing a timeless, classic look that won’t need a refresh in a few years time – then grey is one of the safer summer paint colours to try at home, particularly the lighter tones. This palette acts as a blank canvas for you to add brighter and bolder furnishings as features. 

Painting Tips For Beginners

If you’re looking to add a fresh coat of paint to your home this summer, then there’s a few things you can do in advance to ensure it works out just as you had envisioned. 

  • Sand away any obvious flaws to remove burrs or rough spots.
  • Don’t go cheap when it comes to brushes or the actual paint. 
  • Cover furniture and anything you don’t want to get colour on. 
  • Give walls a good clean with sugar soap before you start. 
  • Finish one wall entirely before you start another to blend colours. 
  • Remove electrical switch plates instead of taping them. 
  • Make sure you have enough light to work with. 
  • Keep the ceiling white to make coloured walls pop. 
  • When in doubt – ask for advice from the professionals. 

Whether you’re considering a home office facelift or even a large scale full renovation, it’s always important to speak to a professional before you start tearing apart a room or home. 

In operation for over ten years, Brisbane based Kibo Constructions believe that quality, reliable workmanship with an honest approach shouldn’t be the exception to the rule. By working closely with our clients, we ensure that the entire process is both a transparent and enjoyable experience from start to finish – after all, undertaking a home renovation project of any size shouldn’t be painful. 

If you know that there’s an upcoming project coming up for you, your brand or your business, we would love the opportunity to provide a quote – you might be pleasantly surprised at the result. As we specialise in residential, commercial and hospitality fitout options in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, please get in touch to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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