Pick a colour... Any colour!

19 Nov 2018

ThinkstockPhotos-180402179-735x450.jpgTime to redecorate? One of the toughest decisions when it comes to sprucing up a place is selecting a colour palette… With so many options, we see poor use of colours in a space all too often! But don’t worry, we’ve got some tips to make the selection process much simpler! 

Pick a colour scheme
Start with picking your colour scheme. If you have patterned upholstery, a colourful floor rug or large piece of artwork (which you absolutely LOVE), then use it as your starting point. Pluck colours that you like from the pattern but avoid using the most dominant colour… For example, look at the items white/beige tones and use this as your starting point.

Decorate vertically
Darker at the bottom, lighter at the top. Think a dark grey rug, but light grey cushion on the sofa.

Start with the key spaces
Begin the process with your entry way, living and dining rooms.

Pick a colour scheme for these spaces, then pull a colour from the space to other rooms such a bedroom or study to give the home a nice flow (without being too “matchy matchy”. No one wants to see of red in a house – yuck!

Use the colour wheel to pick colours for certain rooms
Colours next to each other on the colour wheel, such as green and blue are calming and work best in spaces like your bedroom or retreat, where you’d like to feel relaxed. Bolder colours on the other hand (such as red or orange) work better in living areas.

Don’t forget black…
Add a touch of black to each space – black can help extenuate the other colours in the room and all good designers will tell you they are a must in your colour palette.

 

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