Top Tips for Choosing Colour Schemes
Finding the perfect colour scheme for your home can feel like a daunting task. Here are my top tips to help you get started.
Base Colour: Unless you are starting completely from scratch, you are likely to have furniture or accessories that will be staying, which can form the basis of your colour scheme.
Cohesion: Consider your home as a whole, even when planning to decorate in just one room. Choose colours that compliment each other, to create a cohesive and harmonious home.
Your home should reflect you: Choose colours that you love. Check out your wardrobe, if you love wearing colourful clothes, a neutral colour scheme may feel too boring for you. Likewise, if your wardrobe is more monochromatic then a bold colour scheme will feel far too much for you. Stay true to yourself, rather than simply following the trends.
Colour Swatches: Colours can look very different in different lights. It is so important to test your favourite colours in your room before investing in that large pot of paint! To avoid a room full of tester patches, paint up 4 A5 or A4 cards of each colour and place them around the room so that you can see how the colour changes throughout the day and also when the room is flooded with sunlight or fighting for it on a gloomy day.
Accent Colour: Now that you have your base and main colours sorted, think about introducing an accent colour. This can be harmonious to the main colour or a contrast colour to really lift the room.
Neutral Colour Schemes: If using a neutral colour scheme be sure to include lots of different textures in your furniture, soft furnishings and accessories. This will add warmth and interest otherwise you run the risk of the walls, furniture and soft furnishings all fading into each other.
Finally, have fun with it and as I mentioned above, stay true to yourself and you won't go too far wrong!
If you need a helping hand or some additional advice, then please do feel free to contact me.