By Gaylord Pierce - April 28, 2021
Choosing the Right Colour Palette for Your Home
Whether you are renovating your current place or have just moved into the new place of your own, choosing the colour schemes for your home is something that needs a little bit of consideration. How do you pick a colour that does not clash horribly with the rest of the interior? And how can you pick a colour that is not garish or subdue all other decorations? Read below to find out some of the best trade tricks of interior designing that you can follow to choose the perfect palette for your home.
Pick a Basic Colour
Firstly, pick any colour. In other words, pick the shade you want to stick to as your main colour. When you walk into a room, which colour you want to see first. What is the colour that you like to pop out? This is going to be your basic colour. Around this main colour you will choose the rest of the colours and patterns.
This will also affect your purchase of other materials such as furniture, carpets and curtains. This does not have to be very specific colour all the time either like sea green or lemon yellow. Just think of a particular shade; green or yellow or any other you prefer. As you build on the colour palette, you can work on the specifics.
Match with the Patterns You Already Have
If you already got a patterned piece in the room, then try to match with it. This could be patterned upholstery, a patterned carpet or even a patterned rug. Choose the prominent colour in that piece. For example, if it is a patterned carpet with yellow standing out the most, then go with a palette of yellow and complimentary shades. If you have a blue rug with a small pattern scattered in it, go with neutral shades close to grey. This is a perfect way for you to match your patterns with the rest of the colours so they won’t stand out too contrastingly.
Choose the Light and the Dark Right
What is the ambience you want to create inside the room you are decorating? For places such as the kitchen, dining room, office room and home libraries, you will need more light. So, when picking your palette, make sure these rooms have lighter shades and less dark shades.
You can try to keep the walls and curtains in lighter shades and pick furniture of a slightly dark shade. This will help you to create a lit-up look. For places such as bedrooms or living rooms where you are trying to create a cosy space, you can experiment with colours that are darker.
Deep blue or grey green walls are one of the most common dark colours that are used for living room spaces. Another place you can try dark shades is your bathroom. Black tiles can add a sleek and modern vibe to a bathroom space.
Use the Colour Wheel
Using the colour wheel is one of the best ways to ensure you choose colours that match well with others. The colour wheel displays primary, secondary as well as tertiary colours. One way of choosing colours using the wheel is choosing analogous colours. This means choosing colours that are right next to each other on the wheel. Most often this would mean shades of the same colour or colours that are close to each other in appearance. Colour schemes such has as red, red-orange, orange; blue, blue-violet, violet are some examples.
Or you can choose complementary colours. This means colours that are opposite to each other on the wheel. They can add a contrast to your space and will help to highlight certain pieces that you want to be the central attraction in a room. Examples for this are yellow and purple; orange and blue or red and green.
If you ever wonder how to choose a good colour that also brings out your personality, these are some of the tips you need to follow. Instead of choosing to have your decoration pieces, furniture, and walls in the same shade you can add a splash of colour and make your home a unique space.