When they hear the word conservatory, most homeowners immediately picture an extended structure in the homemade with white uPVC. While conservatories are indeed extended structures created to provide more usable space in the home, the white uPVC structure that most people think about has since become redundant. Much like other home improvement products, modern conservatories have become extremely versatile and allow homeowners to get more creative with their design choices.
It doesn’t matter if the look you’re going for is contemporary or traditional; there is a generous collection of colours and shades that you can choose for your conservatory. The colour scheme you choose for your conservatory should not only reflect your personality, but it should also complement the overall look of your property. Most professional spray painting companies like PBM Paints will offer colour matching services to help you ensure that the colour scheme of your conservatory matches the overall look of your property.
Below are some considerations to help you decide on the best colour scheme for your conservatory.
De-clutter for Maximum Tranquility
Sometimes, the best way to truly reap the full benefits of your conservatory is to keep things simple. Let’s face it, too much clutter will make even the best colour scheme look less appealing. Your conservatory should serve as a tranquil space for you to escape to and enjoy some relaxation, so pick a colour scheme that sets such a mood.
The design of your conservatory space is an important factor to take into consideration when choosing a colour scheme. If your conservatory is facing the north, it will be harder for it to get enough light. A pale colour with a warm base (yellow or cream) is a good choice here. A rich dark colour can also work to create a mood that’s intimate.
East-facing spaces tend to experience changes in sunlight throughout the day, so neutral colours with hints of blues or green work well, as they tend to look good with the lighting changes. For west and south-facing spaces, warm and cool colours always work.
Colours can either come off as cool or warm. Keep this in mind when choosing a colour scheme for your conservatory, as this warm or cool quality can make all the difference in how your conservatory space is perceived. For example, cool colours like blue and green often appear to recede from the eye, so using a pale version of these colours can make your conservatory feel bigger. Warmer colours like red and orange tend to advance toward the eye, so you can cosy up your conservatory by spraying it with a dark and warm colour scheme.
Consider the Mood
The mood you’re going for will determine the best colour scheme for your conservatory. Colours like blue and orange that are opposite each other tend to create a more dramatic mood. Bear in mind that your colour scheme doesn’t always have to be pure colours; combining a pure colour like pink with a dark shade of green can create a very appealing look. You can also combine different hues of the same colour to create a beautiful monochromatic colour scheme.
Create a Statement Finish
Many homeowners tend to keep their conservatory colours monotone, and while there is nothing wrong with this, making a bold statement with stripes or bright colours can be a way to liven things up.
Some Colour Scheme Ideas to Consider
Below are some colour scheme suggestions you can try for your conservatory;
Pastel Green: Perfect for springtime, pastel green looks majestic in conservatories. The reflection of the sun on this colour on your conservatory walls lets you feel the freshness and peacefulness of nature. If you have any houseplants in your conservatory, this colour provides a perfect setting for them. Pastel green can be complemented with other pastel tones like lilac. Dark orange, white and light wooden materials also go well with it.
Turquoise Blue: Unlike other vivid colours that are difficult to harmonise, turquoise blue is soft and fresh and tends to look amazing when applied to textured conservatory walls. You can also use them in combination with other design accessories like pillows and carpets. Be careful not to go overboard with this colour. White and other shades of blue complement this colour scheme well.
Other colour schemes you can try include; dusky red in combination with dark wood, burnt orange (for a summer look), grey, off-whites, creams and pastel yellow.
Your home’s conservatory has the potential to not only create a beautiful extra living space but also improve kerb appeal. So spruce up your tired-looking conservatory today by giving it a new coat of paint.