Your home is a reflection of your personality. But many of us are hesitant to express our personalities with color, worried we will choose colors that do not pair well together. Here are a few tips on how to make color work for you in your home.
-If you are not sure where to start, take a glimpse into your closet. We can often look at our wardrobe and find the colors we are most comfortable living in.
-Find a piece of inspiration that mirrors the energy you want the space to have. This can be a photo, piece of art, or a descriptive word that channels the feeling you are looking for.
-Are you looking for a natural vibe? Take a look outside your window for the colors that will make your home feel at peace.
-Paint is inexpensive and easy to change. Instead of starting with wall color, start with the more permanent pieces in the space. This can include cabinetry, furniture, and area rugs.
-Choose a color scheme from the largest pattern in the space. This is often found on area rugs, upholstery, and wall paper.
-Keep color value in mind. Have a balance of dark, light, and bright colors.
-For a color scheme that pops, go with contrasting warm and cool colors.
-Choose your colors in good lighting. Daylight is considered “perfect” light. What is the lighting like in your space?
-Using the 60/30/10 Rule is a great strategy to bring a room together. 60% dominant color. 30% secondary color. 10% accent color.
-To truly make your home a reflection of your personality, have confidence in your own personal style. Trust your instincts and make it yours!
Color is supposed to be fun. Don’t take it too seriously. And remember, if you need guidance, your Cabinetry Ideas designer is here for you!