How To Choose The Right Colours For Your Home
Posted by The Canningvale Team on 21st Sep 2020
Colours can affect the mood and feel of any space. So whether you're designing your new home or wanting to redecorate, it's essential to select the best and right palette for you.
However, choosing colours for your home can be a fun yet overwhelming task especially if you're faced with too many beautiful hues to select from and trends to follow. Remember the feeling of getting your first box of assorted crayons and you're left wanting to use them all? You can encounter the same dilemma. To help you with this, here’s a quick guide to choosing your home colour palette.
Learn the basics
Just like when you were learning about hues for the first time, the colour wheel can come in handy when choosing a palette for your home. Don't worry though as you don't have to be too technical about colour theories here. Just a quick glance at the colour wheel and you'll see which colours complement each other and pick which ones appeal to you the most.
The colour wheel can also be helpful in understanding the feeling associated with each colour. If you want a warm tone for your home, go for the basic warm colours such as reds, oranges and yellows. If you're going for the opposite, choose shades of greens, blues and purples.
Don’t shy away from a monochromatic home
Monochromatic interiors or using different shades of the same colour have been trending nowadays. You can’t blame people since it’s really hard to go wrong with a monochromatic palette. It looks clean, well put together and eliminates distraction in your space. Plus, grey, white, black, navy blues and other neutral colours will look absolutely perfect if you’re striving for a modern look.
Let the lights guide you
Aside from the colour wheel, the natural light available in your space can guide you in choosing the perfect hues for your home. If your home is naturally bright, you can play with brighter and warmer colours as they match perfectly with sunlight.
On the other hand, if your space rarely gets enough sunlight, you can go for a neutral monochromatic look. While it may seem counter-intuitive to add darker colours to a not-so well-lit room, you’ll be surprised how light to medium shades of grey can actually brighten your space. If you’re not a fan of greys, you can also opt for pastel colours or yellow.
Remember the Rule of Three
Once you’ve considered the light and the complementary colours that you want for your space, it’s time to trim down the options. It’s okay to be creative and colourful as you want but it’s highly recommended that you limit your palette to just three colours excluding white. This is to ensure that your space won’t look cluttered or over the top. It’s also easier to search for accessories if you have a few selected colours to guide you.
Add a personal touch
Finally, it's good to follow trends and look through social media or whatever home magazine you’re reading as a guide. However, remember to add a personal touch to your palette by selecting colours that you’ll truly love to look at all day. It’s still your space after all so make sure that you’re delighted by everything you’ll see in there.
Then you’re all set! Make your home more beautiful by adding in accessories that suit your colour palette.
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