Feature walls, full rooms, ceilings, headboards, in bathrooms, behind splashbacks – there is so much you can do with wallpaper. But, with all wallpaper comes the same conundrum… how do I pair this with a suitable paint colour? 

To simplify things there are 2 ways to start:

Choose your wallpaper and find a paint colour that suits

Choose your paint colour and find a wallpaper that suits

Most people go for the 1st option. Now sometimes if you purchase your wallpaper from a store that also sells paint chances are they have some great suggested combinations. But this isn’t always the case. So for those of you who struggle with finding the perfect partnership, this blog is for you…

Option 1: Go Neutral

Neutral creams and whites are often a safe bet in all rooms. But not only that – they will also help keep the focus on your wallpaper of choice. 

Option 2: Match with an accent colour

If you have a multi coloured wallpaper then find a small accent colour within it and match your paint to that.

Option 3: Match with the dominant colour

The next option is to match your paint colour with the most dominant colour in your wallpaper. This creates a cohesive cosy feel. 

Option 4: Ignore option 1-3

Feeling rebellious? Ignore everything I have just said and go for a contrasting bold colour combination. A great way of doing this is by looking at a colour wheel and choosing the colour that is directly opposite. I.e. purple and yellow. 

How do I actually match the colour though? I hear you asking…

Paint companies today can perfectly match colors for you – creating perfect custom blends. If you need support in choosing colours, or finding the best options out there, then get in touch – we’re happy to help.

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