When it comes to choosing the right color for your interiors, your decision can influence whether you have a fabulous, comfortable space, as opposed to an overwhelming or dull one. Here are a few tips that help you decide how to add the right amount of color to any space in your home:
1. Know the basics when choosing a color palette
The basics of the color wheel can help you choose which colors will work for the room you are painting. The function of the room or placement also has an effect on which colors you should use, so pick the color according to the space and the way you will utilize it.
2. Consider lighting
Artificial and natural lighting will affect how certain colors look (such as brighter, more vibrant) at certain times of day. Take these factors into consideration before choosing a wall color.
3. Do NOT use too many colors
For some, having many colors can be pleasing to the eye, but it can also ruin a room. Instead, stick to 3 colors, using the 60-30-10 rule; 60% primary, 30% complementary, 10% accent. You do not want to feel overwhelmed or anxious when you enter that space!
4. Avoid color trends
Trends can be tricky: Adding a vibrant color may look good in a room for a while, but if that color goes out of style, it may look trashy or seem like too much. Stick to classic palettes that are timeless; you can always add a touch of color to that space via furniture and accessories.
5. Don’t be too gender specific
Gender specific colors are not so gender specific anymore. The art of mixing masculine and feminine palettes is a way of creating a timeless space, no matter what room it is.
6. Matching colors with every piece of furniture in your room
If you want your favorite accent piece to stand out in a room, choose colors that perhaps are similar but softer. Instead of choosing the exact green in your favorite pillow, for example, choose a green that is lighter and more subtle, so the rich green of the pillow pops.