How To Choose A Color Scheme For Your Home

31002-700-001If you’ve spent some time browsing interior design blogs and magazines, you’ll see their beautiful rooms have one thing in common: they were decorated by someone who knew their colors. When chosen correctly, the color palette can set the tone for the entire room.

But what happens when you want to decorate each room? These tips will help you pick out a color scheme for you entire home.

  • Start by picking a color for your most centrally located room. This will usually mean your living room or family room. Take the room’s artwork, couch, occasional chairs and other furniture into consideration when choosing the main color.
  • Pay attention to which rooms are visible from the main room. This will help you choose complementary colors.
  • Create your color scheme with shades of the same hue. From grays to blues, most hues have a wide variety of shades to choose from.
  • Keep open areas neutral. Hallways, foyers and landings should be painted and decorated in neutral hues. They’ll give the eyes a place to rest and match the other rooms.

Always remember to test your potential palette before painting walls or buying new pieces. Paint some swatches or bring home some test paint to ensure you get the look you want.

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