Frequently asked questions
“We’ve just had an extension built and I don’t want to mess it up by painting it the wrong colour. Shall I just paint it white ?”
Only if you love white !! As colour is the main element that dictates the feeling in a space if you choose white, all other design choices will be made on that basis. So for example, if the room is painted white you will choose your flooring, soft furnishings or even your kitchen based on a white room. If you then decide you can’t live with white and want to paint it a colour you will be compromised by the choices you’ve made matching to a white room.
I would always suggest starting with colour - by getting the colour scheme right in the beginning you will make all the right design choices when it comes to everything else.
“I sort of know what I want but am just struggling with the colours can you help.”
Yes absolutely that’s exactly what the colour consultancy process is designed to do. I can help you define the colours that feel right for you. Together we can create a colour moodboard and look at how the colours can work through the whole house - this will give you confidence to go ahead with your design choices.
“Andrea has such a good understanding of colour - she quickly and easily put my ideas into reality giving me more confidence in my choices. She can see undertones in colours I can’t and together we created a beautiful colour palette for my home that totally reflects everything I love.”
“I want to make some changes to the colours in my home but we have to keep the kitchen and the flooring. I’m not sure how to tie everything together”
This is a very common problem as most people are not able to change everything in their house. I can show you a few colour and design tricks to overcome this - there are lots of ways to lessen the impact of undesirable design features - and help you produce a decorative scheme that you can be happy with.
“We’ve just moved into our ‘forever’ home and I want to make changes but feel a bit overwhelmed with what has to be done. I want to get it right first time and not waste money on expensive mistakes - it’s not just wall colour but I need to decide carpet, tiles and flooring.”
I can help take away some of that stress by talking through your ideas and creating a clear direction for your project. We begin with colour consultancy to create the colour palette that will be the foundation of your whole scheme and then we can move onto the process of creative room scheming which will sort out all the other elements so that everything works together beautifully.
I will produce colour moodboards which will instantly make it easier and quicker to choose carpets and flooring. I will also produce colour drawings illustrating how the colour scheme looks in the house. I can also supervise the decorating process by organising decorators; buying paint and generally be on hand to advise on any other decorative decisions.