Selecting a colour for one room is tricky enough, leave aside the daunting task of the whole house. But we are here to help you navigate through the range of options and zero in on the colour palette most suitable for your home. Follow the simple steps.

1. Check the basics.

Have a look at the floor plan and make a note of the walls which are visible from each room as you move down the hall to the kitchens or in the lobby. This will not only help you come up with the wall colours for each room but also give you an overview of colours that will compliment each other while moving from one space to the other.

2. Start with the biggest room first.

Most likely this will be your living or dining space, and you have a good idea of how it should look like. Refer to paint chips to get ideas flowing. If you are not keen on hues and blues, go with something neutral like a pearl white or a light yellow. If you are bold enough to experiment, going fearlessly with purple or golden wattle should be as good.

3. Build your palette with the same hue.

Now that you have decided the dominating shade, choosing the shade for the rest of the rooms is simple. Go back to the same paint chip and select a shade by moving up or down the hues. The fun of doing so is that you will get an idea of how the final colour selection will look like.

4.Have a strategy for open spaces.

When a house has a lot of open space, picking up colours should be well thought. Nature is an excellent source of inspiration. Colours we find together in nature often give us ideas on painting large spaces.

5. Choose neutral colours for connecting spaces.

Fairly foolproof choices like beige and white are preferred in connecting areas. The neutral shades give a quiet space for the eyes and also visually demarcates one area from the other.