Posted on September 15th, 2015 by chelsicreegan.
A great color scheme can transform your home into your own ideal living space. It can communicate personality and set the mood for anyroom. But how do you go about choosing the perfect combination from a nearly limitless spectrum of hues? Here are some tips, tricks, and tools to guide you as you decorate with color.
Start with a favorite color. It may sound obvious, but if the color resonates with you then it will probably make a good go-to color in your home. Take a look in your closet. These are the colors you surround yourself with already, so you may want to translate them into a room. Another place to draw inspiration is from furnishings you already have. Pick a color from a rug, painting, or bedspread to build from and use throughout your home.
Select 3 to 5 colors to make up your palette. Combining too many colors creates more contrast, and a scheme can get too busy. Like highlights and lowlights, they don’t have to be exactly lighter and darker versions of your main color, but consider mixing a range of values. A common formula interior designers use is the 60-30-10 rule: 60% of the room should be the main color, 30% is a secondary color, and 10% of the scheme is an accent color.
There are a wealth of online tools to help you visualize your color scheme. You don’t need to be shopping for paint to use the color selectors on paint companies’ websites. Use sample room photos or upload your own. Browse swatches or build from scratch. Search for inspirational palettes on websites like Pinterest and Design-Seeds.com.
Individual color preferences are subjective, but you can create a color scheme of favorites that works for you!
This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 10:00 am and is filed under Decorating Your Home, Home Design. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Hatch Furniture & Flooring
109 E. 3rd Street,
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone : 605-665-4416