Picking the right interior color combinations for the home interior can be a challenge, though a welcome one if you are keen on transforming plain rooms into inspiring living spaces.
Here are a few tips on how to go about picking your color palette.
The secret to making the right choice is allowing yourself to enjoy the experience. You must know that you don’t have to abide by the color wheel or color matching theories to get it right. Color choices are very subjective so when it comes to decorating your interiors, the last thing you want is to pick someone else’s colors!
Try to resist the temptation to start off with paint color. Because paint is inexpensive and the fact that it can be matched to virtually every other color, it is advisable to start your search with less flexible elements of the room such as furniture, tile, fabrics and wallpaper. You can then base your paint colors on these.
If you must have multiple hues in your palette–something almost everyone adores–you should consider mixing values to stop the color combinations from becoming too chaotic. Choose one dark color, one bright color, and a light color and select the dominant hue in any room based on personal preferences. Make sure you feel comfortable with these colors.
If it’s your first time or if you’re unsure of what to pick, test your options first. Sketch your home and mark out every room. Then list the items that will be in each room such as decorations, furniture and carpet. Gather paint chips that represent the color of these items and compare the chips to see how the items will match once you set the room.
You probably have an idea of the positive and negative attributes of each room. List the pros and cons of each room’s features, then find the positive focal points of each room. Use color choices to highlight positives and lessen the impact of negatives. Think about how each room will flow into the next. Also consider the mood you’d like to create and the items you intend to incorporate into the color palette.
For greater success, plan from one room to the next and use one color for different portions in all rooms.
Gathering Table at Miskellys
There are several ways of kicking off your color scheme selection.
- You can start with the biggest, most central room in the house (the living room is a perfect candidate.) If you’re undecided on a color for the chosen room, try a soft, neutral hue. The modern charcoal gray is a great choice and can also be used in dining rooms and hallways. Shades of white are also recommended.
- Alternatively, you can start with the room that you already have a concrete plan for. If you’ve already made up your mind to have a spicy red, yellow, or orange sofa in the living room, start from there. As you move out from the bold-colored item, you should consider softer, more subdued hues, though you can also put bold colors next to each other.
Beautiful white sectional at Miskellys
Color is a reflection of light so you must always consider the impact of natural light or light from bulbs and lamps on fabrics, furniture, paint and other surfaces.
- Bring it all together with Miskelly’s rugs, throw pillows and accessories
Accent Pillows from Miskellys
There are several ways of adding color with simple, small touches. Fabrics and accessories are excellent for this. Use rugs, throw pillows, wall art, and other accent pieces to add pattern and invite color to your interiors. Express your personality!
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