Having a defined color scheme for a room is one of the best ways to make it feel planned and put together. With a little planning and intention choosing a color palette that reflects your personal style can be pretty simple. Let’s talk about it!
What Color Scheme is best for your house
Choosing a Color Based on the Style of your home
1// The style of your home can be very helpful in choosing a color scheme for your space. Here are a few examples of styles and colors that work well.
Black, white and sage
Midcentury Modern Style
Black, white, gold with pops of emerald green
Varying shades of cream, tan and soft rose pink (think salt lamp color)
combine neutrals with one color
2// You may notice above that most of those combinations consist of two neutrals and one color or shade. While some colors do pair well together I find that varying tones of a few neutrals and one accent color actually works best. It’s easier on the eye and creates a consistent, flowing atmosphere. That doesn’t mean it can’t be dramatic or bold! Pairing a bright accent like magenta, with black and white will give you a more dramatic look especially if you work in bold patterns like stripes.
work with what you have
3// I’m going to guess that you have a favorite room, throw pillow or piece of art in your home. That may be the piece that brings it all together for you! Take a close look at that favorite piece in your home and take note of the colors. Are there neutrals that you love about it or is it a pop of color that draws you to that piece?
Go to your closet
4// Maybe you don’t have a place in your home that’s inspiring you. If that’s the case let’s go to your closet! Pull out a few of your favorite pieces. Maybe it’s a dress, a top, or a tie. Pay close attention to the colors in those pieces. I’d guess you’ll find similar colors! Clothes can be a great source of color inspiration, because we tend to buy colors that make us feel and look our best. Which is exactly how we want our home to make us feel!
Leave it to the accessories
5// So you picked your color scheme, yay! Now it’s time to assign the colors to different areas of your room and/or home. A good rule of thumb is to leave the bolder accent color to the accessories. For instance if you’re going with white, black and gold I’d suggest white walls, black for furniture trims and perhaps in the rug/pillows, then add the gold in through accents like vases, curtain rods, and lamps. This also makes it much easier to update the room in the future. While it may be tempting to do a magenta accent wall it’s probably best to leave the bold color to pops throughout the room. Perhaps a large piece of art or framed magenta wallpaper? But don’t let me stop you from that bold look if that’s what you’re going for!
I can’t wait to see your space come to life with your new color scheme! Tag me instagram.com/the_lovely_mama so I can share it with our friends! Happy decorating loves.