When it comes to decorating your home, nothing says more about you and your personality than colour yet selecting the right colour scheme for your home can be a daunting prospect. In this article, we will give you the best tips to make sure you decide on the best colour scheme for your home.
Start with contrasts
As you begin to look at colour combinations, you should investigate contrasts, which means pairing something light with something dark, or you may want to add some energy into a room by selecting bright colours. Also, don’t forget to factor in the colour and tones of your furniture, as the colour scheme you choose will need to complement furnishings such as carpets, rugs and sofas.
Remember, complementary colours always oppose each other on the colour chart or colour wheel, and when put together they contrast, although this is not always necessary when trying to achieve contrast.
Some examples of colour contrasts include monochromatic, which is different shades of the same hue such as dark blue, medium blue and light blue. Whereas triadic simply refers to colour combinations that are found equally spaced on the colour wheel, and you can discover these combos by simply drawing a triangle on a colour wheel, and where each point comes together, that is the triadic complementary.
How do you want the space to feel?
No matter which room or rooms you are decorating, you will want to consider how you want the room to feel. Do you want a lively energetic feel or a staid and relaxing environment? This is doubly important for rooms such as your kitchen and bathroom. If you are planning on your kitchen being a light colour, you will need to make sure that items such as the kitchen splashback panels complement this. Similarly, your bathroom splashbacks will need to complement the colour or colours you choose for the bathroom suite as well as the walls and flooring.
Choosing the right colour scheme for your home is not as easy as just selecting a few colours and mashing them together, a lot of thought needs to go into choosing colours, tones, hues and contrasts that work well together and enhance the look of each room.