Choosing a colour scheme for your home can be difficult and overwhelming, especially when it comes to large surfaces like walls and floors. How is it possible to visualise
how the colour that you are seeing on a small paint chip will look on all the walls of your home?
We wanted to make it easier for you by sharing 3 easy steps that will help you avoid making any mistakes.
Look at the natural lighting in the room and determine the type of feel you want for the space, light and airy or dark and moody.
Choose a combination of no more than 4 colours that you intend to use in the room and determine which colour will go on which surface. You may want to use the 60-30-10 rule for this, which is the lighter colour on the largest surface areas (i.e. walls) and mid tones for the furniture and furnishings and then your small strong more saturated accent colour to bring pops of colour. Below are some ways you can come up with your colours:
- Take inspiration from what you already have and love be it a piece of art, a print that is on cushions or a quilt, or something that you feel a connection too.
- Browse Pinterest and Instagram and purposely save the room images, of which you like the colour scheme
- Explore. Go to some display homes, paint shop, art gallery’s, nature and see what other colour combinations you are drawn too.
Colour is a power which directly influences the soul. -Wassily Kandinsky
Now that you know the colour family you are using this helps you when choosing all your items, i.e. instead of going to the paint store and looking at all the colours, you know that you will be looking at muted soft blue, so only need to look at the blue colours. Test the colour palette in the room by painting a good amount of the wall colour on all 4 walls as the light will show the colours differently on each. Look at your fabrics in the orientation that you intend on using them, flooring colours the same and furniture finishes too. Once you see everything together you will get a feel for how it looks and then if you are happy with the outcome you can now go ahead with implementing it all.
If you would like further support with choosing your colour scheme we would love to guide you through the process. We offer Colour Consultations for choosing paint colours and Interior Consults for the whole of the design process. Feel free to contact us here for a chat.