1. Think about function
Before you reach for the paint charts, go through each room in your home and ask yourself, firstly, what you use the room for and, secondly, whether the room’s current colour fits that function. If not, think carefully about the atmosphere and function you would like that room to have, and choose your colours accordingly.
For example, if your kitchen has dark brown walls but what you actually want is an airy family kitchen, why not switch the brown for a bright, sunny yellow?
2. Swap things around
Why not take things a step further and consider swapping the function of two different rooms?
For example, if your dining room gets the best sun in the house, why not switch it with your living room? This will give you a lovely light-filled living room, while the dining room, which generally gets used in the evening, will sit quite happily in a darker part of the house.
Make sure you paint the rooms to suit both their function and the amount of light they get. Apple green is a cheerful shade for a sunny living room, while dusky pink is an inviting, opulent choice for a dining room.