Homes are reflections of where we live, who we are, and what we want to feel when we come home from a long day at work and want to relax. Different colors reflect different feelings and personality types – so how do you choose the right color pallet for your home?
How to choose paint for your home with these 5 easy tips
- Look at your current furniture and accessories. What do you like or dislike about the colors? Are there patterns that stick out to you more than others?
Would you prefer to have the pattern be on the walls and keep your furniture neutral or switch it up and have neutral walls with patterns everywhere else?
Write down your likes and dislikes, and the rest will start to flow.
- Start with common areas that have the most traffic such as your living room, dining room, and entrance. Then pick which colors you like from those rooms and incorporate them into other areas of your home.
For example, if you have a black rug that you love, maybe a light gray in another room or black frame will look nice. This ties in the colors without going overboard.
- Step into your closet and take inventory of all the colors you normally wear. Most of the time, you wear colors that flatter you or match your personality. These are easy colors and patterns you can immolate in your home.
- When in limbo, go neutral. If you’re completely stumped on how to tie in a specific color or want a clean look without it being all white, go with neutral tones.
Neutral tones are shades of brown, whites, grays, and light greens. The great thing about going neutral is your ability to mix and match colors without giving up the vibrancy of the room.
- Use the 60-30-10 rule.
The 60-30-10 rule is when you take a space and divide it based on what is there. For instance, 60% would go to the walls which should be the dominant color, 30% would go to the furniture, which is the secondary color, and 10% goes to the accent color which is usually decor accessories.