General Rules Of Thumb
1: Cool colours and tints will make a space appear larger.
2: Warm colours will make a space appear smaller
3: Cool colours and tints make an object appear smaller and lighter in weight, whilst Warm colours and shades make an object appear larger and heavier in weight.
4: Contrasting colours contract space.
5: Similar colours or values expand space.
6: Time seems to pass more quickly in warm spaces and more slowly in cool spaces.
7: Temperature is perceived as hotter in warm spaces whilst it is perceived as colder in cool spaces.
8: Warm colours and earth tones encourage and maintain body warmth and physical action.
9: Cool colours are conducive to mental activities, projects and research.
10: Cool colours can have a dampening effect on the level or quality of conversation.
11: Exercise care in using white for highly illuminated spaces as it can create glare and headaches.
12: Three coats of paint will be the true colour.