How colours are used in the interior can either make or break the overall design scheme of a space. When selecting colours for your rooms, there are a lot of things to consider and preparations to make for everything to go well. While you always have the option to pick your favourite colour, always take into account the effects and end results of the colour when paired with the interior design features of the room. For example, colours may be used to make a space appear larger or smaller. Light colours are ideal for tiny spaces where there isn’t much natural light. Darker colours on the other hand will create a cosier, more comfortable atmosphere in a large room.

When choosing shades of colours to paint a piece of furniture consider where the furniture will be placed as well as the amount of natural light in that space and where light is coming from.

In this blog, I am going to walk you through the tips and tricks on how to choose the paint colours that are ideal for pieces of furniture placed in a southern exposure or south-facing rooms. Let’s get right into it!

How does natural light affect colours?

Keep in mind that natural light can change the shade of colour depending on the time of the day. The sky changes colours now and then. So do its effects on a variety of colours in interior spaces including furniture pieces. Natural light influences our perception of paint colours in our homes. A common rule of thumb is that if your room faces north, it will allow in soft light and create a pleasant atmosphere. Generally, south-facing windows receive the most direct sunlight for most of the day, brightening darker hues and dulling whites.

What about artificial light?

Warm colours, such as red, orange, and yellow, are often intensified by incandescent lighting, whereas cooler hues, such as blue, are typically dulled. Bright white and daylight bulbs, on the other hand, which have a greater kelvin ratio, have a somewhat colder tint.

The Kelvin Scale is a unit of measurement to show the hue of a specific light source. It is the colour of the light output. The higher the value, the closer the light colour is to actual sunlight. 

How to choose colours?

Varying paint colour palettes have different effects on our emotions. Assume you’ve determined that teal-blue will be the dominant colour in your living room. Before you go out and buy buckets of teal-blue paint, think about how it will affect the room’s look and feel. Considering what each colour means can assist you in selecting the ideal paint colour for the furniture in the room. Here are some pointers to help you choose interior paint colours.

  1. Look for colour inspirations. Browse Pinterest and Instagram and look for photos for inspiration. Create a mood board to see which colours work best with the type of interior design style you want. Why not join our Facebook group ‘Paint It Beautiful’ and find literally thousands of projects with photographs using Fusion.
  2. Understand the colour theory. Colour theory is the technique of blending colours using the colour wheel, which is a diagram that depicts the primary, secondary, and tertiary colours in order. Colour mixing, using the colour wheel, and knowing how colours relate to one another are all essential to selecting the right colour for a space.
  3. Grab a colour fan deck from your favourite paint brand. If you can’t determine whether you want a little lighter or darker hue, the fan deck gives you additional options. It’s a lot easier to pick when you have a strip of different colours in hand. The Fusion Mineral Paint Fan Deck of large colour swatches showcases our entire collection plus 50+ easy to follow recipes showing brand new colours.
  4. Create sample experiments. What better approach to prevent expensive house painting blunders than to test it out first? Purchase paints in smaller quantities to experiment with them in various locations and light temps. In that manner, you can be absolutely certain of the paint colour you’ll choose.
  5. Start with neutrals. Even if you are certain of the paint colour you want, it is strongly recommended that you begin with the neutrals. Once you decide to go all out with bright dramatic colours, neutrals are easier to conceal if you want to repaint.

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Below are our recommended Fusion Mineral Paint colours for furniture in south-facing rooms.

Fusion Mineral Paint Neutral Colours

Victorian Lace: This multitone white is charming in every aspect, with the ideal combination of warm and cold tones. This is best to use in large furniture pieces such as shelves, wardrobes, console tables, and dressers.

Cashmere: This colour is soft and elegant, with a faint cream undertone. When painted on kitchen furniture, bedroom pieces, and entryway tables, Fusion Mineral Paint’s Cashmere shade can add a tinge of warmth and elegance perfect for both traditional and contemporary-styled interiors.

Paisley: This elegant and whimsical multi-tone blue is such a darling to the eye. It’s soothing, pleasant, and versatile. The ideal grey is determined by the lighting conditions in your home. A blue-toned grey can help to offset warm tones when used in southern exposure and our best option for that is none other than Paisley.

Blue Pine: Use a neutral paint hue with a hint of grey to balance out the warm natural lighting in your bright south-facing room to add elegance. With a grey tinge, this adaptable blue-green is ideal for creating a striking statement on its own or as a neutral basis in any room.

Little Lamb: Opt for a neutral that is just right. Fusion Mineral Paint’s Little lamb hue adds just enough colour to any area while being light and airy. It’s the perfect colour for anybody looking for a stylish chic shade that works with any kind of design.

Fusion Mineral Paint Accent Colors

Heirloom: Heirloom is a warm vintage blue that’s ideal for bringing fresh life to traditional interiors. If you are aiming for a chic modern farmhouse style, warm it up with this charming hue!

Rose Water: There’s nothing quite like the soothing feeling of a delicate, gentle pink in your home. This hue is inspired by the droplets of rose petals which can give any space hall or bedroom a lovely sheen in no time.

Coral: Coral is a lively, fun, and joyful hue that is also surprisingly versatile—and, in our opinion, underused. While some furniture painters shy away from bold, vibrant hues, we’re convinced that this hue will not only liven up your space but also serve as a statement look.

Limestone: This hue has a gentler, more tranquil feel about it. If you want a warm neutral tone for your painted furniture that isn’t white, this is the colour to go for.

Putty: A classy neutral that mixes beige and grey and provides a solid foundation for any colour scheme. Beige is one of the finest neutrals since it can be used in a wide range of settings.

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How to pair colours?

The rule of thumb when it comes to mixing and matching colours in the interior is to split the colour scheme into 60-30-10 proportions. 60% is the primary colour, followed by the secondary colour at 30% and topped by the accent colour at 10%.

The second rule is to use the colour wheel. The colour wheel shows us what colours go together and which ones don’t. The colour wheel is important in interior design because it helps us create colour schemes and define spaces, which are two of the most important aspects of the field.

Once you’ve decided on a colour scheme for your main area, pick one colour from it to use throughout your home. This approach will keep your home’s colour scheme flowing, balanced, and coherent.


Don’t rush the process of selecting colours. It is okay to take as much time as you deem necessary. But if you do feel overwhelmed, it is best to ask for guidance from a professional interior designer.

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We at Fusion Mineral Paint have provided furniture painters with a best-in-class paint that includes an ecologically friendly composition, minimal VOCs, excellent durability, simple one-step application, and dramatically enhanced strength. Discover more colour choices from our collection right HERE.

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