Your Guide to Creating the Perfect Colour Palette for Your HomeInterior Design & Decor
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Did you know that colours can make or break the look of your home? In home renovation and interior design, one of the many things homeowners will learn is the importance of colour. Deciding on the best colour palette for the house is one of the most important, confusing, and quite frankly, daunting parts of home renovation. To help you pick the perfect colour palette for your home, read on for a quick and simple guide on creating the best colour palette for your style, personality, and lifestyle!
Know Your Colours
First up, know your colour options. Take a good look at the colour wheel, and get acquainted with the colours available. There are basically primary (red, blue and yellow), secondary (orange, green and violet), and tertiary colours (a varied mixture of primary and secondary to create different hues).
Create Your Colour Palette
Next, confidently create your very own colour palette without fear of clashing colours, or mismatched shades – with 7 simple colour schemes.
- What It Is: Two colours that sit directly opposite each other on the colour wheel.
- What It Does: Provides strong contrast and commands attention with its bold, dramatic and high energy look.
- Suitable For: Adventurous personalities who dare to go all out with outstandingly bold designs.
- What It Is: Two to four colours that sit next to each other on the colour wheel.
- What It Does: Allows you to easily introduce a harmonious variety of colours, while being simple, sophisticated, and easy on the eyes.
- Suitable For: Those who enjoy the simpler things in life – think subtle style and quiet luxury.
- What It Is: Three colours chosen from every fourth colour on the colour wheel.
- What It Does: Offers strong visual contrast while retaining balance and colour richness. (Not as contrasting as the complementary scheme.)
- Suitable For: Artistic personalities who embrace a creative and balanced medley of colours in their lives.
- What It Is: Two pairs of complementary colours.
- What It Does: Offers the richest colour scheme that provides more colour variety than any other scheme.
- Suitable For: Homeowners who love the freedom of possibilities and choices. (Not limited to furniture or accessories of a particular colour or shades.)
- What It Is: Various shades of a single colour.
- What It Does: Makes for a safe and visually appealing colour palette that looks clean and elegant, while being easy on the eyes. Can also be used to establish an overall mood.
- Suitable For: People who prefer an uncomplicated, fuss-free design that looks classy and timeless.
- What It Is: Various shades of black and white.
- What It Does: Gives a clean and stark minimalist look.
- Suitable For: Those with a penchant for a clean, uncluttered and immaculately refined style.
7. Accented Neutral
- What It Is: One colour, along with shades of black and white.
- What It Does: Minimalist with a characteristically quirky pop of colour.
- Suitable For: Those who love the unconventional, the whimsical, and the out of the ordinary.
Once you've decided on the colour scheme suitable for you, putting your colour palette together will be an easy task. After that, begin incorporating the colours in your interior design! Through your wall paints, linens, furniture, wall art, accessories, flooring, and even window treatment – the possibilities are endless.
Credits: 1. Lowe Living ; 2. Antiquenehomes; 3. Bloggers Lounge
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