So your new house is bought and ready to be transformed into the dream home you’ve always wanted. You’ve been spending the first few weeks cleaning everything. Scrubbing down walls, finding small fixes you need to make, planning what furniture to buy. But here’s the question…do you have a color scheme in mind? Or maybe you have an idea but don’t know how to bring it to life?
Finding the right color scheme isn’t a simple task, especially if you’re prone to changing your mind. There are so many different colors on the market these days, how are you supposed to know which shade of green you want?
Narrowing down the choices just requires a little determination, and these helpful tips!
Inspiration Comes from the Most Unlikely Places
If you’ve been wracking your brain for the perfect color scheme, this section is for you. Settling on the right colors might seem impossible. But you’ve just been looking in the wrong places. Magazines and home design shows are great, but they’re not the only place you can get inspiration.
Try taking a walk outside if you’re looking for natural colors. For something modern, maybe a trip to your local mall or a fancy skyscraper will help. An art museum is always a good option for patterns and unique shades.
Maybe you have a specific print that you love. It could be a carpet, bed sheets, or pillow cases. If you draw a few colors from these prints, you great options for your wall colors. That way, the entire room melds together naturally.
Color Theory isn’t Just for Highschool Art Class
When designing the inside of your home, color theory will help you out. You can buy a color wheel at any paint shop or even online at places like ThePaintStore.com. This can be you go-to tool for deciding on what colors you want for your home.
Complementary colors, or opposites, are nice if you’re looking for a room to pop. Monochromatic, sticking with different shades of the same color, works well if you’re going for a subtle vibe. Analogous takes four colors next to each on the wheel and makes for a gradient design.
Whatever you decide to go with, make sure that you are matching colors with the furniture. You don’t want your walls to swallow your couch.
Neutrals Are Your Best Friends
Neutral paint colors are perfect for tying your entire house together. Having a good shade of white, brown, or gray creates a staple for the design. There are a lot of creative things that you can do with the neutral addition. You can use it as the border color, or you can have three walls of bright color and one of neutral.
If you want to add a pop of color without being dramatic, try going for a pastel ceiling while keeping the walls neutral. That way everything is still chill, but people will definitely notice the color.
It might be good to start with the entrance way of your home with the neutral color. Either as the majority of the wall or as an accent color. This way, when you continue using that neutral through the rest of the home, it makes sense.
There are a lot of small factors that going into having the perfect color scheme in your home. At the end of the day, it’s up to you. Whether you want a magazine cover home or something from your whimsical imagination, the color is up to you. Decide on the palette that will bring you joy!