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It's all in the palette: Matching furniture and wall colour

Building a new double-storey home design with apg homes is so simple and stress-free the hardest thing about it may be picking your colour scheme. To make it easier, check out our guide on how to match your furniture to your interior wall colour. 

Take a little time to carefully select and match your furnishings to your wall tones, and you'll thank yourself later as you enjoy your beautiful, colourful new Perth home 


Consider what colour will tie all your furniture together when designing the interior of your new Perth home. Consider what colour will tie all your furniture together when designing the interior of your new Perth home.

Always pick wall colours last

The colour of your walls will tie all the disparate elements of your interior design together. For that reason wall colour should be the very last thing you select - you should first consider the colour and design of your art, furniture, kitchen and bathroom and how a wall colour works with them. 

A few tips when choosing colours:

  • Never pick from a colour chip in a store: grab a test post and check it on your walls. 
  • Matte paint is generally your best option: it's low gloss and creates a smooth look. 
  • Don't forget the psychology of colour: greens and blues will make you feel calm, while yellows and reds will do the opposite. 

If you're a fan of bright and bold colour schemes don't feel pressured to go for something muted (and vice-versa). The most important thing about your new colour scheme is that you like it. 

Match furniture and use the same base colour 

It's always best to test colours with furniture and art already in the room.

Consider the design and tones of your furniture and art when picking a colour. If they have an overriding colour theme use something of a similiar (but not identical) tone to form the base of your walls. For example, if you have mainly blue furniture, a lighter grey-blue tone may look great and tie everything together. 

In this case, it's always best to test colours with furniture and art already in the room so that you can judge how they match. 

Consider the size and shape of the room

If a room is wide and open with plenty of natural light, it may suit a darker colour scheme. On the other hand, if your space is small or enclosed, light colours are almost always the best option. If you do go with a light colour palette consider accenting it with darker furniture, or more vibrant wall paints to create points of interest.

Above all, make sure the final product is a space in which you can relax and enjoy yourself. At the end of the day, that's what designing and building a new Perth home is all about.