Most of my clients come to me when they are feeling totally overwhelmed and paralyzed – not knowing where to start and unable to make the decision on the color scheme they actually want. So many color choices and beautiful hues out there.
Been there myself. But do not worry a have a solution for you. I believe decoration should be fun and easy – so I wrote down for you these 5 easy tips – use it and you’ll get from a color paralysis to a color-piece-of-mind in now time!
How to Choose a Perfect Color Scheme for Your Space – Tip 1:
Start with what you already have. It seems obvious but people still forget it. Look around at your furniture, rugs, bed cover and cushions. If you planning to incorporate them in your decor - pick colors from the fabric patterns. This will be one of the easiest ways to pick colors that go well together.
How to Choose a Perfect Color Scheme for Your Space – Tip 2:
Find inspiration in your favourite piece of art. An artist already has done all the hardest work for you. Pay attention to the color balance. The art main color would also go as a main color for your space – walls and big furniture pieces, and the smaller amounts of color – for the decoration details, such accent chair and decor accessories.
How to Choose a Perfect Color Scheme for Your Space – Tip 3:
Mother Nature is the best color inspiration! Look around outside or at photos of nature. Do not be shy to borrow the color scheme from these beautiful sunsets and gorgeous ocean views.
How to Choose a Perfect Color Scheme for Your Space – Tip 4:
Use color wheel. If you follow the color theory you won’t make a mistake! Using complimentary colors, which are across from each other on the color wheel, or analogous colors, which are next to each other, is guaranteed to make sense.
How to Choose a Perfect Color Scheme for Your Space – Tip 5:
Think about the mood of the space you want to achieve. Color psychology will help you here. Warms colors – reds, oranges and yellows advance or condense a room. Think about intimate and cozy spaces. Cool colors – greens, blues and violets – recede and expand a room. Think about calming, open spaces.
How to Choose a Perfect Color Scheme for Your Space – Tip 6:
And remember, whether color combination you choose, follow your heart! If you really truly love something – it will work!
To make your life even easier - there are some great apps to help you to turn your inspirational pictures into a color pallete. Check out Sherwin-Williams Color Snap Tool - I used it to make the images for this post. It is super easy and fun!
I hope these easy tips will help you unstuck from that color paralysis and finally bring your piece of mind with your decisions on your journey to Home you’ll Love.