Every details count into making a house, home. Colour plays a huge role in shaping the energy of a room, which is why it’s one of the first things we often consider when decorating a home. Here are a few major things to consider before painting your homes and choosing furnitures:
Find your Color scheme
- Contrast. The contrast scheme is more dramatic. Here a triad of contrasting colours are used, such as yellow-orange, green-blue and red-purple. This introduces more colour and energy into your home’s palette.
- Complementary. Lastly we have the complementary scheme where two opposing colours, such as blue and orange, are used together to create a dramatic, bold and high energy colour scheme.
You may decide that you’d prefer your color not to be on your walls, but in your accessories or furnishings instead. Many people prefer this. Others, conversely, prefer more neutral furnishings contrasted by bold and powerful walls.
Lighting is an important aspect of all decor and function within the home and should never be overlooked. Light reflects and deflects colour, changing it constantly, throughout the day. A room’s truest colours are those found in the daylight hours and the hues will alter throughout the day and the seasons as the lighting changes. Different lightings can change the appearance of colour as well. Indigo, for example can appear bluer in one room and have much more red in another.
Are you ready to commit?
You love the idea of infusing your space with colour, but you’re not really quite ready to add it to your walls. There are plenty of ways to add splashes of colour to your home. If you keep your walls neutral – pale beiges, sands, ivories, greys and whites – you can bring colour in with rugs, furniture, lamps, pillows, throws and artwork, flowers, and fresh fruit. You may also consider painting your ceiling or an accent wall.