Tricks for Picking the Perfect Color SchemeColby Morrell
We’ve talked about the importance of color before, but it’s a topic that easily stresses people out! The possibilities are literally endless, and that can be pretty overwhelming. Fear no more because we’ve put together the designer’s guide to choosing the perfect color scheme for your home…
Figure out the largest item in your room, maybe it’s a sofa, patterned rug, or a piece of artwork. Now pull colors that you like from that item. These colors will be your jumping off point for accessories and paint colors. Never try to be so strictly matchy matchy that your space falls flat, so we recommend choosing a few colors to work with. If neutral is more your style, you can’t go wrong with grays and whites.
Check out your closet.
We tend to dress ourselves in colors that we enjoy most and that look good on us. Going through your wardrobe and identifying the colors you like best is an easy way to figure out colors for your home. If you wear a lot of navy, why not go with a navy sofa? If you feel best in bright colorful hues, add them into your home as accents, like throw pillows or a vase.
Black and white are timeless colors together. They never go out of style and the combo is pretty easy to pull off. This doesn’t mean everything has to be black and white, we think a touch of of this combo in any space adds instant class.
Don’t be afraid to get wild.
If you truly love colorful and exciting hues, then you may just be bold enough to pull off an uber crazy look that’s also sophisticated and polished. If you’re daring enough to be wild, the line between tacky and classy is a fine one. Stick to just a few colors and balance them throughout the space. Scared of the commitment? Neutral gray walls work perfectly with colorful furniture and accessories! You can slowly get as wild as you like.
Get out the color wheel.
In general, analogous color schemes — colors next to each other on the color wheel, are more casual and relaxing, and work best in informal or private spaces. Use them in spaces like the bedroom or a bathroom.