Redecorating your house can be one of the most exciting parts of a remodel, and selecting the perfect color palette is a major part of that endeavor. From paint to pillows, adding color is the perfect way to customize your home and show off your personal style. Here are some of our favorite tips for putting together a color scheme for your home, just like the pros:
Find your focal point
Do you have a bold rug you love, or a painting that catches everyone’s eye? Use that as the focal point for your color scheme by using its main colors in multiple rooms throughout your home.
Neutrals are always a good idea
If it’s your first time experimenting with color, going bold may feel risky. Ground your palette with neutral tones like white, grey, or tan and add excitement with bright pops of color wherever you feel comfortable.
Move from the ground up
If you’re struggling with how to implement your color scheme, just follow nature! Many designers use darker colors at the base of a room and progressively lighter ones towards the ceiling to mimic the natural shades found in a landscape: earth tones towards the ground, brighter colors towards the sky.
Keep your layout in mind
If your home has a more open floor plan, it’s crucial to ensure that your color palette flows throughout your entire house. Before committing to a color for your walls, put poster boards up and paint them with samples so that you can see how the shades you’ve chosen work along various sight lines in your home.
Follow common rules of thumb
Many interior designers follow the 60-30-10 Rule when planning a room’s color scheme. This helps to balance palettes by stating that 60% of a room should be a dominant color, 30% a secondary color or texture, and 10% an accent color, ensuring that the colors you select won’t overpower each other or seem randomly selected.
Take advantage of small spaces
Make small spaces stand out by going bold: opt for a brightly patterned wallpaper or a monochromatic palette to make these rooms a point of discussion rather than a forgotten section of your home.
Black goes with everything
A hint of black in a room makes other colors stand out more, similar to the effect achieved when outlining a drawing. Include black accessories or other small touches of the shade to help pull the rest of the room into focus and make it pop!
Use the color wheel
If you’re trying to avoid clashing colors, use a color wheel! Shades that are located next to each other pair nicely, while those across from each other are stark opposites.
Personal taste can’t fail
Even if you’ve never painted your home before, you should always go with your gut and your own taste. After all, if you wouldn’t wear a color, why would you want it all over your house? In the end, you know what’s best for your home!
Got your color scheme in mind, or just want a second opinion? Give us a call at (210) 535-1000 to set up your free consultation today!